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Today In Medical History – February 22

(1914) Italian American virologist Renato Dulbecco is born. He won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on oncoviruses, a type of virus that can cause cancer.

(1936) American immunologist and microbiologist John Michael Bishop was born. He shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on how tumors can form as a result of mutated genes.

(1952) American physician, businessman, and politician Bill Frist was born. He is currently a licensed physician and has performed over 150 heart and lung transplants.

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