Today In Medical History – December 22, 2017

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(1903) American physiologist Haldan Keffer Hartline is born. He shared the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the neurophysiological mechanisms of vision.

(1928) Norwegian social anthropologist Fredrik Barth is born. He has published a number of reports on cultural differences, especially of those in Papua New Guinea.

(1955) German-American biochemist Thomas Christian Südhof is born. He is best known for his work on synaptic transmission, which has helped to further understand diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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