Arnall Patz

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1920 – 2010

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Who was Arnall Patz?

Arnall Patz was an American medical doctor and research professor at Johns Hopkins University. In the early 1950s, Patz discovered that oxygen therapy was the cause of an epidemic of blindness among some 10,000 premature babies. Following his discovery, there was a sixty percent reduction in childhood blindness in the United States. He also conducted pioneering research in the 1960s into the use of lasers in the treatment of retinal disorders. He received the Lasker Award in 1956 for his research into the causes and prevention of blindness and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 for his lifetime of work in the field of ophthalmology.

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Born
Jun 14, 1920
Elberton
Education
  • Emory University
Died
Mar 11, 2010
Pikesville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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