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  • 1900 - The U.S. government awards a patent for Aspirin(Patent No. 644,077) to the Bayer Co. which the German government refused to issue. This patent gave the company a monopoly on aspirin from 1900 to 1917.


Births

  • 1868 - Sir George Frederick Still - English paediatrician. Still was the first to describe a form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis known as "Still's Disease". He was also the first to do comprehensive observations of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) which he described to the Royal College of Physicians in 1902.[1]
Charles Best(left) and Fredrick Banting(right), co-discoverers of insulin
Charles Best(left) and Fredrick Banting(right), co-discoverers of insulin
  • 1899 - Charles Best - Medical scientist. Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1923 for the co-discovery of insulin.[3]


Deaths

  • 1926 - Ivan Pavlov - Russian physician and pschologist. Famous for his work with reflexes.


References

  1. http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/45/6/777
  2. Bois, Danuta. "Alice Hamilton." distinguishedwomen.com 1997. Accessed on February 27, 2008.
  3. Accardo, Pasquale J. "February." The Medical Almanac. Totowa, New Jersey:Humana Press. 1992.