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Births

  • May 26 - William Pryor Letchworth - American businessman and disability advocate, served as the President of the New York State Board of Charities where he traveled around Europe and the United States studying the plight of the insane, the epileptic, and poor children. He wrote two books entitled The Insane in Foreign Countries and Care and Treatment of Epileptics.


Deaths

  • January 26 - Edward Jenner - English scientist, inventor of the smallpox vaccine, considered the father of immunology.[1]


References

  1. "Edward Jenner Biography." Biography.com. A&E Television Networks. Accessed on November 17, 2008.