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Jean-Louis-Marc AlibertBorn: 1768-05-02
French dermatologist, born May 2, 1768, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, département Aveyron; died November 4, 1837.
Edgar AllenBorn: 1892-05-02
American anatomist and physiologist, born May 2, 1892, Canyon City, Colorado; died February 3, 1943, New Haven, Connecticut.
Bayliss William MaddockBorn: 1860-05-02
English physiologist, born May 2, 1860, Wednesbury, Staffordshire; died August 27, 1924, London.
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