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  • June 28 - Friedrich Accum - German chemist. Accum, along with medic Arthur Hill Hassall were the first to fight the intentional reduction of food and drug quality, known as the adulteration of food which can cause severe illness and disability.[1]
  • July 5 - Jean Marc Gaspard Itard - French physician. Itard was credited with describing the first case of Tourette syndrome in Marquise de Dampierre, a woman of nobility. He also invented the Eustachian catheter, which is sometimes known as "Itard's catheter".[2]


  1. "The fight against food adulteration." Royal Society of Chemistry. 2008. Accessed on June 3, 2008.
  2. "What is Tourette syndrome?." Tourette Syndrome Association. Accessed 11 Feb 2005.