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Today In Medical History – August 16

August 16:

(1) (1832) German physician, physiologist and philosopher Wilhelm Wundt is born. He was the first person to call himself a psychologist and focused his research on mental disorders and abnormal behaviour.

(2) (1888) American pharmacist John Pemberton passes away. He is best known for inventing Coca-Cola, which originally contained cocaine.

(3) (1904) American biochemist and virologist Wendell Meredith Stanley is born. His research focused on the virus that causes mosaic disease in tobacco plants.  

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