Here is the list of this year's inductees.
Inventors Hall of Fame
This is the year for halls of fame to play catch-up. This summer the National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted 17 previously neglected figures from the Negro Leagues. And in May the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in Akron, Ohio, inducted a record 78 members, including 57 long-overlooked inventors, mostly from the nineteenth century.
MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID I MARCHED TO A DIFFERENT tune and majored in nonsense,” says Thomas Fogarty. He was fresh out of medical school in 1961 when he IWI announced that surgeons were subjecting patients to unnecessary pain and he could prevent it. Doctors typically cut a knee-to-pelvis incision to remove vascular blood clots in the leg; Fogarty said they should instead cut only a tiny incision and insert a long, slender catheter up the vessel and through to the clot to its far side.