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Hirsch, James Gerald (31 October 1922–25 May 1987), physician and biomedical research scientist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Mack J. Hirsch, a merchant, and Henrietta B. Schiffman. Hirsch was raised in Pinckneyville, Illinois, graduating from the coal-mining town’s one-room grammar school. He then attended Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, before beginning undergraduate study at Yale University at the age of sixteen. During his freshman year Hirsch injured his knee playing basketball, which restricted him to scholarly pursuits, including editing the ...

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Sabin, Albert Bruce (26 August 1906–03 March 1993), physician, scientist, and research immunologist, was born near Bialystok, Russia (now Poland), the son of Jacob Sabin and Tillie Krugman, silk weavers. Sabin immigrated with his family to the United States in 1919, settling first in Patterson, New Jersey. His collegiate career began with the study of dentistry at New York University, but ...