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Births

  • 1924 - Robert S. Ledley - invented the whole-body CT (computerized tomographic) diagnostic X-ray scanner, or CAT Scanner.[1]


Deaths

  • 1838 - Friedrich Accum - German chemist. Accum, along with medic Arthur Hill Hassall were the first to fight the intentional reduction of food and drug quality, known as the adulteration of food which can cause severe illness and disability.[2]
  • 1941 - 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.[3]


References

  1. "Robert S. Ledley." InventNow. National Inventors Hall of Fame,Inc. 2002. Accessed on February 26, 2008.
  2. "The fight against food adulteration." Royal Society of Chemistry. 2008. Accessed on June 3, 2008.
  3. http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/45/6/777