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Ingelfinger, Franz Joseph (20 August 1910–26 March 1980), research physician and editor, was born in Dresden, Germany, the son of Joseph Ingelfinger, an assistant professor of bacteriology at the University of Göttingen, and Eleanor Holden, an American schoolteacher. In 1922 the family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where Ingelfinger’s parents encouraged him in literary pursuits, and he helped his mother tutor students in English. After attending Phillips Andover Academy in New Hampshire, Ingelfinger entered Yale University. There he majored in English, played on the football team, took premedical courses in his senior year, and received an A.B. in 1932. He became a U.S. citizen in 1931....

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Jordan, Sara Claudia Murray (20 October 1884–21 November 1959), gastroenterologist and cofounder of the Lahey Clinic, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Patrick Andrew Murray, the owner of a carriage repair shop, and Maria Stuart. The Murrays sent all seven of their children to the local public schools, where from an early age Sara excelled at academics. In 1901 she matriculated at Radcliffe College. There she majored in the classics under an accelerated program, receiving her diploma in three years instead of the customary four. She then entered a doctoral program in classical philology and archaeology at the University of Munich, where in just four years she finished a dissertation on two medieval interpretations of a tenth-century Greek text. This work was published two years later in Germany. She returned to the United States briefly to take a teaching job at Adelphi University but in 1913 returned to Germany to marry Sebastian Jordan; they had a daughter the following year....