Category Archives: Medicine

#634 Sigmund Freud / Robert Peary – 6 May 1856

Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis. Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered … Continue reading

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#514 Richard Shope / Stephen Slesinger – 25 December 1901

Richard Shope Richard Shope (December 25, 1901–October 2, 1966) was an American virologist who was first to isolate an influenza virus and first to vaccinate animals against influenza. In the 1930s, Shope, a physician at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, identified the causative agent as a … Continue reading

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#423 Jeff Bridges / Pamela Stephenson – 04 December 1949

Jeff Bridges Jeffrey Leon “Jeff” Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor and musician. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 82nd Academy Awards for his role as “Bad Blake” in the 2009 movie Crazy Heart. He … Continue reading

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#304 Ray Bradbury / Denton Cooley – 22 August 1920

Ray Bradbury Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury is … Continue reading

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#186 Lorenzo Odone / Adam Rickitt – 29 May 1978

Lorenzo Odone Lorenzo Michael Murphy Odone (May 29, 1978 – May 30, 2008) was an American adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) patient whose parents, Augusto and Michaela Odone, sought a treatment for the disease and invented the Lorenzo’s oil. Adam Rickitt Adam Peter Rickitt (born 29 … Continue reading

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