Last week, at the age of 101, Dr. Richard Bing passed away. The bing team says “his legacy is an inspiration to all of us here at Bing; in particular those of us who were lucky enough to meet him in person.”
The bing team has shared his full obituary in a blog post;
“Dr. Bing left his research laboratory at the age of 98, having published the last ones of his more than 500 journal articles and medical books in his nineties. Dr. Bing often complained to friends of his “early retirement.” His 100th birthday was chronicled in an award-winning documentary “Para Fuera” (loosely meaning “away with all that,” after one of his most recent fictional works), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
His discoveries in cardiology, cardiac metabolism, cardiac catheterization, congenital heart disease, blood flow measurement in the heart, his later important work (completed in his eighties and nineties) on nitric oxide and its relation to restoring blood flow after a heart attack, and on the dangers of COX-2 inhibitors, gave him the reputation of a renaissance researcher among his colleagues.[…]”
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