On this day (March 9)
Swiss physiologist and biochemist, born March 9, 1877, Ober-Uzwil, Canton St. Gallen; died August 5, 1950, Zurich.
French pathologist, born February 9, 1791, Limoges; died March 10, 1874, Sussac, Haute-Vienne.
Franz Joseph Gall
German-French anatomist and physiologist, born March 9, 1758, Tiefenbronn, near Pforszheim, Baden; died August 22, 1828, Paris.
Hartog Jakob Hamburger
Dutch physiologist, born March 9, 1859, Alkmaar; died January 1924, Groningen.
James Victor Strandberg
Swedish dermatologist, born March 9, 1883, Stockholm;
Georges Fernand Isidore Widal
French physician and bacteriologist, born March 9, 1862, Dellys, Algeria; died January 14, 1929, Paris.
Caleb Hillier Parry
British physician, born October 21, 1755, Cirencester, Gloucestershire; died March 9, 1822, Sion Place, Bath.
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