Alexis Carrel (1873-1944), French surgeon. Carrel studied in France, emigrating to Canada in 1903. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was there that he carried out his work on the suturing and repair of blood vessels that led to him being awarded the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. From 1906, for the rest of his career, he worked at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research. During World War I, he worked on wound antisepsis. In the 1930s, he worked on organ transplantation. This photograph is from the Bain News Service, one of the USA's earliest news picture libraries. The bulk of the Bain images date from the 1890s to the 1930s.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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