Today In Medical History – May 30

(1874) French physician Ernest Duchesne is born. He is known for discovering that certain molds can kill bacteria.

(1907) French ethnologist Germaine Tillion is born. She is known for her work in ethnology, a branch of anthropology that studies the characteristics in different people

(1912) American biochemist Julius Axelrod is born. He shared the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the release and reuptake of neurotransmitters for dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine.

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