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Edward Taylor

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1642 ca1729
a colonial American poet, pastor and physician. He chronicled his Atlantic crossing and early years in America (from April 26, 1668, to July 5, 1671) in his now-published Diary. Taylor's poems, in leather bindings of his own manufacture, survived him, but he had left instructions that his heirs should "never publish any of his writings," and the poems remain...
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Theophilus Thompson

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18071860
a prominent London physician of the Victorian era known for his writings on tuberculosis and influenza. He is credited with introducing cod-liver oil into England, being the first to give bismuth to arrest diarrhea of phthisis (tuberculosis), and the first to prescribe oxide of zinc for night sweats. He was also one of the first British doctors to use the re...
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Matthew Thornton

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1713, Mar 171740s-17861803, Jun 24
a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire. In 1716 Thornton's family emigrated to North America when he was three years old, settling first in Wiscasset, Maine. On July 11, 1722, the community was attacked by Native Americans. James and Elizabeth Thornton fled from their burning home with Matthew, moving s...
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William Thornton

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1759, May 201789-18281828, Mar 28
a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capitol, an authentic polymath. He also served as the first Architect of the Capitol and first Superintendent of the United States Patent Office.
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Robert Tomes

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1817, Mar 271882
American physician, diplomat and writer. Beginning to write around 1853, Tomes gradually relinquished his medical business and became an author. Dr. Tomes married Katherine Fasnet of Wiesbaden, Germany, and had one daughter and two sons. The family lived in New York City, Wiesbaden, Germany, and Rheims, France.
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Wenzel Trnka

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17391791
a physician, professor, and amateur composer of the 18th century. Trnka composed music, but apparently composition was only a hobby for him, and he was not judged sufficiently important as a composer to merit an article in the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
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Thomas Tudor Tucker

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1745, Jun 251828, May 2
a Bermuda-born American physician and politician representing Charleston, South Carolina. He was elected from South Carolina in both the Continental Congress and the U.S. House. He later was appointed as Treasurer of the United States and served from 1801 to his death in 1828, establishing a record as the longest-serving Treasurer. Tucker was an early suppor...
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