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Government & Adovcacy


Technology

  • 1982 - Dr. Barney B. Clark is the first person to receive an artificial heart.[1]


Deaths

  • 1957 - Manfred Sakel - Austrian Psychiatrist. Sakel pioneered the use of insulin shock therapy for people with schizophrenia and other mental health patients.[2]
  • 2006 - Gilbert C. Eastman - Deaf author, playwright, and leader. Prominent member of the theater and deaf communities.[3]


References

  1. "S.1341." Thomas: Library of Congress. Accessed on May 22, 2008.
  2. "Manfred J. Sakel." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2008. Accessed on June 8, 2008.
  3. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.