On this day (October 21)
Caleb Hillier ParryBorn: 1755-10-21
British physician, born October 21, 1755, Cirencester, Gloucestershire; died March 9, 1822, Sion Place, Bath.
John Clarence WebsterBorn: 1863-10-21
Canadian surgeon, born October 21, 1863, Shediac, New Brunswick; died March 16, 1950, Shediac, New Brunswick.
Hans AspergerBorn: 1906-02-18
Austrian paediatrician, born February 18, 1906, Vienna; died October 21, 1980, Vienna.
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