On this day
French physician, born January 3, 1846, Cusset, département Allier; died March 21, 1911, Lyon.
British physiologist, born July 26, 1872, Newry, County Down; died March 21, 1947, Cambridge.
Jonas Edward Salk
American medical scientist, born October 28, 1914, New York City; died June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California.
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