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Initial rumors about sweating sickness, or “sudor Angelicus,” occurred on this date in 1485, in England. Sweating sickness was marked by high fever, delirium and high mortality.

Today is the birthday of the first physician to describe Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Edward Ernest Maxey, an ear, nose and throat specialist, was born on this date in 1867.

On this date in 1913, Nobel Prize winner Roger Sperry was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He won a Nobel Prize in 1981 in physiology or medicine, for his more than four decades-long study of the human brain.

British physician Thomas Lodge dated a dedication to his “Treatise of the Plague” on this day in 1603.

A failed high blood pressure medication ended up being a top-selling over-the-counter treatment for male pattern baldness.

Next time you find yourself staring at the ceiling of your dentist's office think of M. Waldo Hanchett of Syracuse, N.

King's College Medical School in New York, the first American medical school to award graduates the M.D.

Erasmus Bartholin is best known for his discovery in the 17th century of the optical phenomenon of double refraction. But the Dutch physicist, mathematician and physician, made contributions to medicine as well.

On this date in 1865, Lord Joseph Lister, M.D.

On this date in 1936 American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and Alexis Carrel, M.

On this date in 1797, "The Medical Repository" became the first medical magazine and the first scientific periodical published in the United States.

On this date in 1944, the U.S.

Today marks the birth of Sir Alexander Fleming, M.D.

On this date in 1968, the landmark “A Definition of Irreversible Coma: Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Harvard Medical School to Examine the Definition of Brain Death” appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

On this date in 1989, a new treatment for Parkinson's disease was announced. Deprenyl was approved by the U.

John Collins Warren's father, John Warren, founded the Harvard Medical School in 1782, so it was natural that his son would enroll there. John C.

German-born Friedrich Wohler, received his medical degree in 1823 from the University of Heidelberg.

On this date in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law.

On this date in 1782, noted physician Benjamin Rush urged his fellow physicians to minister to the sick and take payment in goods and produce, rather than in coin.

In the 1840s, dentistry quickly changed from a field largely perceived as being composed of incompetents to a field with high standards, thanks to the formation of a dental school, a regional society and a journal.

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