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February 20

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  • 2008 - The Supreme Court rules that makers of medical devices like implantable defibrillators are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and Drug Administration approved the device before it was marketed and it meets the agency’s specifications.[1]


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  • 1951 - Gordon Brown - Brown was elected as Prime Minister of Great Britain and leader of the Labour party in 2007. He lost his sight in his left eye to retinal detachment while studying at the University of Edinburgh.[1]


References

  1. "The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP Biography." 10 Downing Street. Accessed on March 21, 2008.