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May 11

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Births

  • 1930 - Stanley Elkin - American writer. Elkin won the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, once for George Mills and once for Mrs.Ted Bliss. He had Multiple sclerosis.[1]
  • 1946 - Robert Koffler Jarvik - American scientist and physician, developed the first implanted artificial heart, the Jarvik-7.
  • 1966 - Tom Shakespeare - British geneticist and sociologist. Shakespeare was born with achondroplasia, a condition resulting in short stature, and is a prominent speaker and disability advocate. He wrote The Sexual Politics of Disability.


References

  1. "Stanley Elkin." Literary Encyclopedia. November 6, 2003. Accessed on May 12, 2008.