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Austrian orthopaedist, born June 6, 1912, Vienna; died January 18, 1982.
Theodor Ambrose Hubert Schwann
German anatomist and physiologist, born December 7, 1810, Neuss, Preussen; died January 11, 1882, Köln.
Jonas Edward Salk
American medical scientist, born October 28, 1914, New York City; died June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California.
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