Arthur Guyton

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: cardiovascular physiologist known not only for the invention of the electric wheelchair for which he received a presidential citation and his work with NASA, but also as the author of The Textbook of Medical Physiology first published in 1956 and one of the primary textbooks used to teach medical students around the world for 45 years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Car accident

 

Born: September 8, 1919

 

Died: April 3, 2003

 

Location: Jackson, Mississippi