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John H. Van Evrie

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18141896
an American physician and defender of slavery, best known as the editor of the Weekly Day Book and the author of several books on race and slavery which reproduced the ideas of scientific racism for a popular audience. Van Evrie was the proprietor of the Weekly Day Book, a newspaper which primarily existed to propagate white supremacist ideas. Negroes and...
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Henry Vaughan

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16211695
a Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet. He is chiefly known for his religious poetry contained in Silex Scintillans, which was published in 1650, with a second part published in 1655.
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Andreas Vesalius

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1514, Dec 311564, Oct 15
a 16th-century Flemish/Netherlandish anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. He was born in Brussels, which though now part of Belgium, was then part of the Habsburg Netherlands. H...
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Yianis Vilaras

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17711823
a Greek doctor, lyricist and writer with important use on linguistic questions. Ioannis Vilaras was one of the first modern Greek poets in the history and he taught the basis of modern Greek literature. He used Modern Greek and not the Ancient and he wrote in historic orthography including tones.
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Rudolf Virchow

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1821, Oct 131902, Sep 5
a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician, known for his advancement of public health. He is known as "the father of modern pathology" because his work helped to discredit humourism, bringing more science to medicine. He is also known as the founder of social medicine and veterinary pathology, and t...
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