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Births

  • 1774 - 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".[1]


Deaths

Granville Stanley Hall, founder of the American Journal of Psychology.
Granville Stanley Hall, founder of the American Journal of Psychology.


References

  1. "What is Tourette syndrome?." Tourette Syndrome Association. Accessed 11 Feb 2005.
  2. http://www.cwu.edu/~warren/calendar/cal0201.html