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Henle Adolf Richard
German obstetrician and gynaecologist, born September 26, 1864, Berlin; died 1936.
Czech surgeon, born January 20, 1841, Žamberk, Czech Republic, then Senftenberg in the Kingdom of Bohemia, a part of Austria-Hungary. Died September 26, 1900, Žamberk.
Swiss psychologist, born September 26, 1883, Lodz, Poland; died March 1, 1970, Berne, Switzerland.
Jonas Edward Salk
American medical scientist, born October 28, 1914, New York City; died June 23, 1995, La Jolla, California.
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