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|Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935)|
|Physiology of digestion, William Beaumont |
|Cover of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils|
|Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps (1805-1894)|
|Mickey Mouse star in Walk of Fame |
Image by Flickr user freshwater2006
|Eugene Paul Wigner (1902-1995)|
|Eugenio Beltrami (1835-1900)|
|M.C.Escher, Circle Limit IV, illustrating hyperbolic geometry|
|The Fable of Bees|
|Bakelite Billiard Balls |
Image: Chemical Heritage Foundation at Flickr
|Dorothea Christiane Erxleben |
(1715 – 1762)
|Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (1811-1870)|
"All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects." (James Young Simpson)Simpson was born in Bathgate near Edinburg, West Lothian, Scotland, as the seventh son and eighth child of an impecunious baker. Simpson attended the University of Edinburgh from the age of only 14, graduating at the age of 18 but, as he was so young, had to wait two years before he got his license to practice medicine. In 1838 he designed the Air Tractor, the earliest known vacuum extractor to assist childbirth but the method did not become popular until the invention of the ventouse over a century later. At the age of 28 he was appointed to the Chair of Medicine and Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, here he became a pioneer in obstetrics and gynecology.
|Bougainville reaching Tahiti|
|Robert Morison (1620-1683)|
|Illustration from |
Plantarum Umbelliferarum Distributio Nova
"Morison was vain, yet he cannot be sufficiently praised for having revived a system which was half expiring. If you look through Tournefort's genera you will readily admit how much he owes to Morison, full as much as the latter was indebted to Cesalpino, though Tournefort himself was a conscientious investigator. All that is good in Morison is taken from Cesalpino, from whose guidance he wanders in pursuit of natural affinities rather than of characters."Morison was fatally injured by the pole of a carriage as he was crossing the street on 9 Nov. 1683 and died the following day.
|Florence Sabin |
(1871 – 1953)