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1884

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  • Karl Koller, an Austrian ophthalmologist, demonstrated the use of cocaine as a local anesthetic for eye surgery.
  • Georges Gilles de la Tourette, a French neurologist, first describes the "maladie des tics", or "Tourette syndrome".


Births

  • March 8 - Anthony Lanza - American physician who discovered Silicosis, also known as Grinder's disease and Potter's rot, a occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust.[1]
  • June 14 - Paul B. Magnuson - American orthopedic surgeon. Magnuson was the founder of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).[2]
  • September 11 - Harvey Fletcher - credited with the invention of the hearing aid and audiometer.


Deaths

  • February 26 - Alexander Wood - Scottish physician. Introduced the hypodermic syringe for the administration of medicine.[3]
  • August 12 - Julia Brace - Deafblind student. Brace was the first deafblind person in America to receive instruction.[4]


References

  1. Accardo, Pasquale J. "March." The Medical Almanac. Totowa, New Jersey:Humana Press. 1992.
  2. Mostofi, Seyed Behrooz. "Paul Budd Magnuson." Who's Who in Orthopedics. Springer; 1 edition (September 17, 2004) p. 215
  3. Accardo, Pasquale J. "February." The Medical Almanac. Totowa, New Jersey:Humana Press. 1992.
  4. Wait, Gary E. "Julia Brace." Trustees of Dartmouth College. Accessed on March 18, 2008.