Dr. Murray Jarvik, a pioneer reacher of smoking addition and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, has died. He was 84.
In the early 1990s, Jarvik invented a transdermal patch that delivers nicotine directly into the body to help smokers fight the urge to light up.
Surfing would still be shivering and facing a high risk for hypothermia if it weren’t for Hugh Bradner, inventor of the first wetsuit.
Bradner, a renowned physicist and professor emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography died May 5, 2008, in San Diego after a prolonged illness. He was 92.