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Scurvy ~ Civil War Rx

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.

ASA member Francis Amasa Walker (1840-1897) serves as superintendent of the Ninth Census of the United States and reports are lifted to a new level of quality in analysis and presentation of results.

ASA member Francis Amasa Walker serves as superintendent of the Ninth Census of the United States and reports are lifted to a new level of quality in analysis and presentation of results.

William Friedman. Top US code-breaker in WW2. Part of the massive stream of talent that came to the USA in the 20th century due to persecution in the land of their birth.

On September US cryptologist William F. Friedman was born. He is considered one of the world's greatest cryptologists, who helped decipher enemy codes from World War I to World War II.

Knud Rasmussen

On June Danish polar explorer and anthropologist Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen was born. He has been called the "father of Eskimology" and was the first European to cross the Northwest Pas

Sir Henry Bessemer is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process, the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively

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

History of general anesthesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crawford Long - The first use of inhaled diethyl ether as an anesthetic…

Sir James Simpson, Scottish physician. A pioneer of obstetrics, gynaecology, and childbirth anaesthetics, he was the first British physician to use chloroform and ether as anaesthetics during childbirth. Notably, Queen Victoria was successfully delivered of her seventh child- pain free.

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. Steinway. This studio photo was taken by the noted civil war photographer, Mathew Brady. Born	Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg  February 15, 1797 Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (modern Germany) Died	February 7, 1871 (aged 73)  New York City, United States Occupation	Piano manufacturer Known for	Founding the piano company Steinway & Sons

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.

Adolphe Quetelet created the BMI for measuring human body shape. It has prevailed for over 160 years

Body Mass Index (BMI): Definition and Limitations

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.

Elena Cornaro Piscopia​ - Google Search

On June Venetian philosopher of noble descent Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, was the first woman to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

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