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Government & Advocacy


Births

  • 1940 - Chuck Close - American photorealist. Close was dyslexic and had problems recognizing faces. Ironically, he is most known for his self-portraits.[2]


Deaths

  • 1838 - Jean Marc Gaspard Itard - French physician. Itard was credited with describing the first case of Tourette syndrome in Marquise de Dampierre, a woman of nobility. He also invented the Eustachian catheter, which is sometimes known as "Itard's catheter".[3]


References

  1. "SMITH V. ROBINSON, 468 U. S. 992 (1984)." Justia.com. 1984. Justia & Oyez & Forms WorkFlow. Accessed on May 22, 2008.
  2. "Chuck Close." Interview by Judd Tully. Smithsonian Archives of American Art. May 14, 1987. Accessed on February 5, 2008.
  3. "What is Tourette syndrome?." Tourette Syndrome Association. Accessed 11 Feb 2005.