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Samuel Hahnemann

borndied
1755, Apr 101843, Jul 2
a German physician, best known for creating the system of alternative medicine called homeopathy. Hahnemann was dissatisfied with the state of medicine in his time, and particularly objected to practices such as bloodletting. He claimed that the medicine he had been taught to practice sometimes did the patient more harm than good.
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Eeltsje Halbertsma

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1797, Oct 81858, Mar 22
a Dutch-Frisian physician and writer. Halbertsma was born and died in Grou. He studied medicine in Leiden and Heidelberg and became a doctor in 1818 in Purmerend . Two years later he moved to his native place Grouw. He remained there as doctor until 1853. He wrote the lyrics for the Frisian anthem De âlde Friezen.
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Lyman Hall

bornactivedied
1724, Apr 121749-17901790, Oct 19
physician, clergyman, and statesman, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. Hall County is named after him. On the eve of the American Revolution, St. John's Parish, in which Sunbury was located, was a hotbed of radical sentiment in a predominantly loyalist colony. Though Georgia was not initially repre...
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Hanaoka Seishu

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1760, Oct 231835, Nov 21
a Japanese surgeon of the Edo period with a knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine, as well as Western surgical techniques he had learned through Rangaku (literally "Dutch learning", and by extension "Western learning"). Hanaoka is said to have been the first to perform surgery using general anesthesia.
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Edward Hand

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1744, Dec 311108 1110 11161802, Sep 3
an Irish-born soldier, physician, and politician who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of general, and later was a member of several Pennsylvania governmental bodies. Hand earned a medical certificate from Trinity College, Dublin. In 1767, Hand enlisted as a Surgeon's Mate in the 18th (Royal Irish) Regim...
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Henry Harington

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17271816
an English doctor, musician, and author. While residing at Oxford he joined an amateur musical society, to which those only were admitted who were able to play and sing at sight. He founded the Bath Harmonic Society. The Duke of York appointed him his physician.
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Edmund Harman

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1509 ca1577
the barber-surgeon of Henry VIII of England and a member of his Privy Chamber. He served alongside Thomas Wendy and George Owen. In February 1536, Harman was made bailiff of Hovington, and given "the keeping of the manor-place and the farm thereto belonging, with...
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William Snow Harris

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1791, Apr 11867, Jan 22
an English physician and electrical researcher, nicknamed Thunder-and-Lightning Harris, and noted for his invention of a successful system of lightning conductors for ships. It took many years of campaigning, research and successful testing before the British Royal Navy changed to Harris's conductors from their previous less effective system. One of the succ...
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Gideon Harvey

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1640 ca1700 ca
physician, born in Holland probably between 1630 and 1640, was son of John and Elizabeth Harvey, as appears by his petition for denization in 1660 (Cal. State Papers, Dom. Series, 1660–1). According to his own account (in ‘Casus Medico-Chirurgicus’) he learned Greek and Latin in the Low Countries, and on 31 May 1655 matriculated at Exeter College, Oxfo...
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John Harvey [1]

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15641592
an English astrologer and physician. In 1587, the university granted him a license to practise physic, and he became a practitioner at King's Lynn in Norfolk. Robert Greene's contemptuous reference to Harvey and Harvey's father and two brothers in his ‘Quippe for an Upstart Courtier’ (1592) led to Gabriel Harvey's defence of his family in his ‘Foure Le...
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William Harvey [1]

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1578, Apr 11657, Jun 3
an English physician who made seminal contributions in anatomy and physiology. He was the first known to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart. Published in 1628 in the city of Frankfurt (host to an annual book fair that Harvey knew would allow immediate dispersion o...
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Hermann von Helmholtz

borndied
1821, Aug 311894, Sep 8
a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions in several scientific fields. The largest German association of research institutions, the Helmholtz Association, is named after him. In physiology and psychology, he is known for his mathematics of the eye, theories of vision, ideas on the visual perception of space, color vision research,...
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Urban Hjarne

aka: Hjärne
borndied
1641, Dec 201724, Mar 10
a Swedish chemist, geologist, physician and writer. He was also the author of Stratonice, sometimes claimed to be the first Swedish novel, a partly autobiographical romance of seduction begun in 1665 and published in several parts, completed in 1668.
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Johannes Hofer

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16691752
Swiss physician who first coined the term 'nostalgia' to describe an entirely new disease — a bold step by the lowly med student from Basel. Hofer described the disease as “the pain a sick person feels because he is not in his native land, or fears never to see it again.” Hofer’s assertions were based on two case studies he personally witnessed. The ...
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Heinrich Hoffmann

aka: Reimerich Kinderlieb, Heinrich Kinderlieb, Peter Struwwel, Heulalius von Heulenburg, Polykarpus Gastfenger, Zwiebel
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1809, Jun 131894, Sep 20
a German psychiatrist, who also wrote some short works including Der Struwwelpeter, an illustrated book portraying children misbehaving. Hoffmann worked for a pauper's clinic and had a private practice. He also taught anatomy at the Senckenberg Foundation. Hoffmann published poems and a satirical comedy before, in 1845, a publisher friend persuaded hi...
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George Calvert Holland

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1801, Feb 281865, Mar 7
an English physician, phrenologist, mesmerist and homeopath. In later life he was active in politics and the railway boom. In Sheffield Holland was prominent in the Literary and Philosophical Society, Mechanics' Library, and Mechanics' Institution, and campaigned for the return of Liberal members during the first and second elections for Sheffield under the ...
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John Hollings

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1683 ca1739, May 10
an English physician. After attending Shrewsbury School, he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1700, shortly afterwards migrating to Magdalene College as a pensioner on 27 March 1700. He proceeded M.B. in 1705 and M.D. in 1710. He was admitted a candidate of the Royal College of Physicians on 25 June 1725, and a fellow on 25 June 1726, having on 16 March...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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1809, Aug 291894, Oct 7
an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He was also an important medical reformer.
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