ESPN recently released a short documentary as part of their “30 for 30” shorts called “The Sweat Solution” about the creation of Gatorade. This athletic drink that is universally recognized is credited to Dr. Robert Cade who completed medical school at UT Southwestern and his residency in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He trained closely under the tutelage of Dr. Donald Seldin in nephrology. Dr. Cade then joined the IM faculty at University of Florida and worked on developing an oral solution to give their collegiate athletes that competitive edge. This led to the creation of Gatorade and the rest is history. Dr. Cade passed away in 2007 and is recognized as a brilliant physician scientist who made a significant impact.
Check out this fascinating video below!
Check out this article from UT Southwestern about honoring Dr. Cade’s work in 2004: