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Hess, Walter Rudolf
1881–1973, Swiss physiologist. For his work on the control of organs by certain areas of the brain he shared with Egas Moniz the 1949 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He was (1917–51) professor ...
Habash al-Hasib
(häbäsh´ äl-häs b´) (KEY) , d. c.870, Arab mathematician and astronomer. Habash al-Hasib was born in what is now Mary, Turkmenistan, and worked in Baghdad. He calculated tables of sines, tangents, and...
Jenner, Edward
1749–1823, English physician; pupil of John Hunter. His invaluable experiments beginning in 1796 with the vaccination of eight-year-old James Phipps proved that cowpox provided immunity against smallp...
Reed, Walter
1851–1902, American army surgeon, b. Gloucester co., Va. In 1900 he was sent to Havana as head of an army commission to investigate an outbreak of yellow fever among American soldiers. Following the e...
Ulpian
(Dometius Ulpianus) ( l´p n) (KEY) , d. 228, Roman jurist. He was a member of the council of the jurist Papinian. As Praetorian prefect from 222, he enjoyed the favor of the emperor Alexander Severus...
Weyprecht, Karl
(kärl v ´pr kht) (KEY) , 1838–81, German arctic explorer. With Julius von Payer he made a voyage to Novaya Zemlya in 1871. Weyprecht and Payer were leaders of an Austrian expedition (1872–74) to the a...
Parker, Francis Wayland
1837–1902, American educator, b. Bedford, N.H. At the age of 16 he began his first job as a teacher in New Hampshire. After serving with the Union army in the Civil War, he returned to teaching and be...
Hopkins, Sir Frederick Gowland
1861–1947, English biochemist, educated at Cambridge and the Univ. of London. He was professor of biochemistry at Cambridge (1914–43). Among his contributions were important studies in carbohydrate me...
Löffler, Friedrich
(fr ´dr kh löf´l r) (KEY) , 1852–1915, German bacteriologist. From 1888 he taught hygiene at the Univ. of Greifswald. Among his many contributions to bacteriology are his demonstrations of the relatio...
Sweeney, John Joseph
1934–, U.S. labor leader, b. New York City. An official of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from 1960, he became president of the SEIU in 1980. As president, he emphasized organizing n...
Euclid, Greek mathematician
(y ´kl d) (KEY) , fl. 300 B.C., Greek mathematician. Little is known of his life other than the fact that he taught at Alexandria, being associated with the school that grew up there in the late 4th c...
Kenny, Elizabeth
1886–1952, Australian nurse, b. New South Wales, grad. St. Ursula’s College, Australia, 1902. She became “Sister” Kenny as a first lieutenant nurse (1914–18) in the Australian army. While caring for p...
Cujas, Jacques
(zhäk küzhäs´, ky j ´sh s) (KEY) , 1522–90, French jurist and scholar of Roman law. He taught at Toulouse, Bourges, and elsewhere. Unlike previous scholars, he was relatively unconcerned with the prac...
Wheaton, Henry
1785–1848, American jurist and diplomat, b. Providence, R.I., grad. Rhode Island College (now Brown), 1802. After translating the Code Napoléon into English, he practiced law, held various judicial of...


 
 
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