Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ode to the unsung innovators

Dr. Edmund Sonnenblick died recently. You may not have heard of him, which is the point of writing this blog.

Sonnenblick, a cardiologist, is a researcher whose work was instrumental in the creation of modern heart failure treatment. He may not have been the primary inventor of some breakthrough therapy or device, but he did indeed create a trail of discoveries so that others could.

Read about his significant contributions, and what other medical thought-leaders say about him.

It is the path of innovation to follow in the footsteps of others, to be able to build on what others have done and step higher and higher. Sonnenblick was one of those trailblazers that set the stage for the roads to be built.

We are apt to forget about the people who went before the big conclusion, but science is an act that takes many players.

1 comment:

melanie said...

So it's also kind of like, where would some hip-hop artists be (sneeze p.diddy, will smith, kanye west cough) without Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Daft Punk...