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  • May 12 - Dorothy Mary Hodgkin - Hodgkin won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for solving the structures of cholesterol, vitamin B12, penicillin, and later Insulin.[1]


  • December 1 - 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.


  1. "Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin - Biography." (1964) The Nobel Foundation. Accessed on July 2, 2008.