Robert O. Becker, MD; 1923 – 2008

Dr. Becker spent most of his career as chief of orthopedic surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse, full professor at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, and visiting professor at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

He wrote several books for lay and professional audiences, including "Cross Currents" and "The Body Electric."

Dr. Becker was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in tissue regeneration, which laid the foundation for the bioelectromagnetics field.

He initiated the first official hearings on potential health effects from high-voltage transmission lines before the New York State Public Service Commission. Interviews with Dr. Becker appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting System, BBC and CBS's 60 Minutes, among others.