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Births

  • 1809 - Louis Braille - the inventor of the Braille code, was born in Coupvray, France.[1]
  • 1922 - George Döring Ludwig, M.D. - doctor, first person to use ultrasound technology for medical purposes on the human body.


Deaths

  • 1914 - Silas Weir Mitchell - American physician, first to provide a detailed account of phantom limb syndrome.


References

  1. http://www.afb.org/braillebug/louis_braille_bio.asp