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Births

  • May 22 - Albrecht von Graefe - German oculist. His two most important discoveries were his method of treating glaucoma and a new operation for cataracts. He was also famous for describing homonymous hemianopsia, a type of partial blindness. The eponymous "Graefe's sign" is associated with Graves-Basedow disease.
  • December 28 - Karl L. Kahlbaum - German psychologist, provided the basis for the modern conceptualization of mental illness, based on the essential features (symptom patterns) and associated features (age at onset, course, family history, and outcome). He also coined many terms for newly described symptoms and syndromes. Among those are the terms paraphrenia, dysthymia, cyclothymia, and hebephrenia.[1]


References

  1. "http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/156/7/989