Who is Jean Macnamara’s lady? Google Doodle is celebrating Australian doctor and medical scientist Dame Jean Macnamara on what her 121st birthday should have been like.
Where And When Dr Jean Macnamara Born?
Born in Victoria, Australia, on April 1, 1899, during the First World War, Macnamara was a teenager who encouraged her to want to “be of some benefit in the world.” In 1925, Dr. Macnamara graduated from the medical school when a polio outbreak hit Melbourne. She was a Victoria Poliomyelitis Committee consultant and medical officer who concentrated on treating and investigating the potentially lethal virus, which especially affected children.
When Dr Macnamara Got Nobel Prize?
In 1931, Dr. Macnamara discovered in conjunction with the future Nobel Prize winner Macfarlane Burnet that there was more than one strain of poliovirus, a finding that was a critical step towards the creation of an effective vaccine that would be produced almost 25 years later.
Dr Macnamara continued to work with patients with polio, especially children, and introduced new treatment and recovery methods. Her work also played a major role in introducing myxomatosis to control rabbit plagues, which reduced damage to the environment across Australia.
When Dr Macnamara Was Appointed As Dame Commander?
Dr Macnamara was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire Order (DBE) in 1935. She died at 69, in 1968.
What Dr Macnamara Created?
Dr Jean Macnamara Google Doodle Dr Jean Macnamara, who has created new diagnosis and recovery strategies for polio patients, is being celebrated in the Google Doodle today.
Who Has Drawn Google Doodle For Dr Dame Jean?
Google / Thomas Campi The Google Doodle was drawn by Sydney-based artist Thomas Campi, who told Google that Macnamara was an important figure for him personally, for two main reasons: “Dame Macnamara was an important figure in Australia’s science field and history. As an Italian immigrant who recently became a citizen, I feel honoured to be celebrating such an important woman in this country. I didn’t just want to know who she was but what she meant in the medical field.
” I then started to look for photographic references about her, but also that specific time, hospitals, medical equipment, clothing, hairstyle, and of course about people with polio.
” All these materials were an inspiration filtered through my final intention, which was giving hope to people and passion for research, with a hint of surrealism and Magritte-ish concept .
Campi wants people who see his Google Doodle to feel hopeful: “There’s always hope — at least that’s how I see it. There’s no joy without suffering. Sometimes it’s a tough balance, but it’s worth it. The best way to describe it is through a Japanese philosophical idea of ‘wabi-sabi,’ meaning ‘perfection is in imperfection’.”