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Benjamin, Harry (12 January 1885–24 August 1986), physician, endocrinologist, and sex researcher, was born in Berlin, Germany, the son of Julius Benjamin, a banker, and Bertha Hoffman. He became interested in human sexuality at the age of twenty, when he read August Forel’s ...

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Hammond, William Alexander (28 August 1828–05 January 1900), neurologist, was born in Annapolis, Maryland, son of John Wesley Hammond, a doctor, and Sarah Pinckney. He attended St. Johns College and then the Medical College of the University of the City of New York, where he received the M.D. in 1848. After a year as resident physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, he married Helen Nisbet and enlisted as an assistant surgeon in the United States Army....

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Herrick, James Bryan (11 August 1861–07 March 1954), cardiologist, was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Origen White Herrick, a banker, and Dora Kettlestrings. James graduated from Oak Park High School in 1877; to prepare for college, he attended the Rock River Seminary. In 1878 he entered the University of Michigan, where he specialized in English literature and classical languages and obtained his A.B. in 1882....

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Jacobi, Abraham (06 May 1830–10 July 1919), physician, pediatrician, and medical educator, was born in Hartum, Westphalia, Prussia, the son of Eliezer Jacobi, a poor Jewish shopkeeper, and Julia Abel. Following Gymnasium in Mindin, he attended the Universities of Greifswald (1847–1848), Göttingen (1848–1849), and Bonn (1849–1851), from which he received his medical degree. In Berlin to take his state medical examinations in 1851, he was arrested for his part in the German revolution of 1848 and imprisoned for nearly two years. A close friend and fellow revolutionary, ...

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Schick, Béla (16 July 1877–06 December 1967), pediatrician and allergist, was born in Boglar, Hungary, the son of Jacob Schick, a grain merchant, and Johanna (or Joanna) Pichler. Although the family home was in Graz, Austria, Béla was born prematurely at the Hungarian home of a maternal uncle, a physician whose care saved the infant’s life....