CATEA.orgassistivetech.netATWiki
Personal tools
Views

Interested in disability history? Check out what happened Today in AT History!

July 20

From ATWiki

Jump to: navigation, search
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Contents

Government & Advocacy

  • 1893 - The fourth national convention of the National Association of the Deaf opens in Chicago, Illinois. A resolution is past opposing pure oralism as a universal means of instruction of the deaf.[1]


Births

  • 1851 - Arnold Pick - German neurologist and psychiatrist, first described Pick's Disease, a rare and fatal degenerative disease of the nervous system that has major overlaps with Alzheimer's presenile dementia.[3]


Deaths

  • 1870 - Albrecht von Graefe - German oculist. His two most important discoveries were his method of treating glaucoma and a new operation for cataract. He was also famous for describing homonymous hemianopsia, a type of partial blindness. The eponymous "Graefe's sign" is associated with Graves-Basedow disease.


References

  1. "Timeline." National Association of the Deaf. Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  2. "Special Olympics founder still working after 40 years." USA Today. July 16, 2008. Accessed on August 11, 2009.
  3. http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/1100.html