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1880

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Health & Saftey

  • Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Gélineau introduces the word "narcolepsy".
  • July 16 - Dr. Emily Howard Stowe becomes the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada.[1]


Technology


Births


References

  1. "A Female Pioneer: Dr. Emily Stowe." Canadian Medicine: Doctors and Discoveries. 2001. The Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University. Accessed on July 2, 2008.
  2. Electric Lamp. U.S. Patent #223,898. January 27, 1880.
  3. Thomas Alva Edison. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accesses March 7, 2008.
  4. Biography of Helen Keller. Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Accessed on February 6, 2008.