June 17, 2017:
(1) (1876) American anatomist Edward Anthony Spitzka is born. He published 40 papers on brain anatomy and also performed autopsies on brains.
(2) (1920) French biologist François Jacob is born. With Jacques Monod, he originated the idea that the control of enzyme levels in all cells occurs through regulation of transcription.
(3) (1948) British physician Karol Sikora is born. He is currently the dean of the University of Buckingham’s medical school. He is supportive of alternative medicine.

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