Category Archive: Medicine

Jun 14

June 14: Che Guevara (1928)

It was on this date, June 14, 1928, that Argentine-born Marxist revolutionist, physician and military leader Che Guevara was born Ernesto Guevara (Lynch) in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He grew up in a family which already had leftist leanings, but which also valued education: Guevara’s reading list not only included Karl Marx but William Faulkner, …

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May 12

May 12: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

“I am so glad that my God is not the God of the High Church or of the Low,” said Nightingale. She despised the churches and was an advanced Rationalist.

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Mar 08

March 8: James Macartney (1770)

It was on this date, March 8, 1770, that Irish anatomist James Macartney was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. From 1793 he apprenticed to the president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, William Hartigan, but after coming to London in 1796 to attend lectures, his skill was recognized by John Abernethy of St. …

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