On this day (March 7)
Italian pathologist, born March 7, 1839, Naples, died March 15, 1903.
American surgeon and pioneer radiologist, born April 13, 1851, New York City; died March 7, 1928.
Carl Ferdinand Ritter von Arlt
German ophthalmologist, born April 18, 1812, Obergraupen near Teplitz in Bohemia; died March 7, 1887.
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