today in medical history

November 10, 2017:

(1801) American physician Samuel Gridley Howe is born. He was an advocate for educating the blind and developed the Perkin’s Institution, the oldest school for the blind in the US.

(1895) Hungarian physician and academic József Mátyás Baló is born. With his wife, he isolated the protease elastase, an enzyme that breaks down the protein elastin.

(1935) American physician and research biochemist Bernard Babior is born. His research focused on reactive oxygen species and their roles in fighting off bacterial infections and disease progression.

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