On October Scottish physician James Lind was born. He was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy. By conducting the first ever clinical trial, he developed the theory that citrus fruits cured scurvy.
On January English engineer, inventor, and businessman Sir Henry Bessemer was born. Bessemer’s name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process, the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively
Sir James Young Simpson, Baronet June 1811 – 6 May was a Scottish obstetrician and an important figure in the history of medicine. Simpson discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully introduced it for general medical use.
Henry E. This studio photo was taken by the noted civil war photographer, Mathew Brady. Born Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg on February 1797 in Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (modern Germany). Died on February 1871 (aged in New York City.
Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist. He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social sciences.