On this day
Johannes Winter von Andernach
German physician, born ca. 1505, Andernach; died October 4, 1574, Strassburg, France.
German gynaecologist, born October 4, 1878, Berlin;
Afro-American woman, born August 1. 1920; died October 4, 1951.
Jonas Edward Salk
American medical scientist, born October 28, 1914, New York City; died June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California.
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