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Johann Friedrich Ahlfeld
German gynaecologist, born October 16, 1843, Alsleben an der Saale, Province Sachsen; died May 25, 1929, Marburg.
Ludo Van Bogaert
Belgian neuropathologist, born May 25, 1897, Antwerp; died March 4, 1989, Antwerp.
Jonas Edward Salk
American medical scientist, born October 28, 1914, New York City; died June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California.
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