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List of famous alumni from Rush Medical College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Rush Medical College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Rush Medical College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Rush Medical College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Rush Medical College.

This list below has a variety of graduates in it, from Howard Taylor Ricketts to Broda Barnes.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rush Medical College?” and “Which celebrities are Rush Medical College alumni?”
Howard Taylor Ricketts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rush Medical College Alumni
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Howard Taylor Ricketts was an American pathologist after whom the Rickettsiaceae family and the Rickettsiales are named. He was born in Findlay, Ohio. In the early part of his career, Ricketts undertook research at Northwestern University on blastomycosis. He later worked in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana and at the University of Chicago on Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This early pathology, entomology and epidemiology research in Hamilton, Montana lead to the eventual formation of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory there. While in Montana, Ricketts and his assistant discovered that the vector that carried the pathogen for Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick, the Rocky Mountain wood tick. It ...more

Age: Died at 39 (1871-1910)

Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, United States of America

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John Benjamin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rush Medical College Alumni
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John Benjamin Murphy, born John Murphy, was an American physician and abdominal surgeon noted for advocating early surgical intervention in appendicitis appendectomy, and several eponyms: Murphy’s button, Murphy drip, Murphy’s punch, Murphy’s test, and Murphy-Lane bone skid. He is best remembered for the eponymous clinical sign that is used in evaluating patients with acute cholecystitis. His career spanned general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and cardiothoracic surgery, which helped him to gain international prominence in the surgical profession. Mayo Clinic co-founder William James Mayo called him "the surgical genius of our generation". Over the course of his career he was renowned ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1857-1916)

Birthplace: Appleton, Grand Chute, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Emily Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rush Medical College Alumni
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Emily Blackwell was the second woman to earn a medical degree at what is now Case Western Reserve University, and the third openly identified woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1826-1910)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Broda Otto Barnes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rush Medical College Alumni
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Broda Otto Barnes was an American physician who studied endocrine dysfunction, particularly hypothyroidism. In the 1970s, Barnes published several books arguing that hypothyroidism was underdiagnosed in the U.S. and was responsible for a wide range of health problems. Barnes' views on the prevalence of hypothyroidism were never widely accepted by the medical community and run counter to the current medical understanding of thyroid function, but they have been embraced by some elements of the alternative medicine community. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1906-1988)

Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America

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