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PIERRE P. E ROUX
(1853 - 1933) French physician and bacteriologist who worked with Pasteur on the treatment of various diseases, including anthrax, tetanus, and hydrophobia, discoverer of pneumococcus.Inscription and signature on a card, May 6, 1929. Fine.
A lot of two autographs by pioneering scientists, includes: ADOLF LORENZ, very bold signature on a small sheet adding "Vienna", and JACOB SOLIS COHEN, partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., Philadelphia, [n.d.], a "Return of a Death" physician's certificate, filled out and signed by Cohen. Two pieces, very good.
KIMBALL, JAMES PUTNAM
(1836-?) American geologist and explorer who made the first recorded discovery and scientific exploration of a glacier. He discovered what is today Grasshopper Glacier in Custer National Park.A.L.S. "J.P. Kimball" on Lehigh University letterhead, 2pp., [n.d.], docketted Nov. 1877 on verso, to U.S. Senator William A. Wallace requesting a recent senatorial document on silver currency and congratulating Wallace on his recent election. Good.
BRODIE, BENJAMIN C.
(1783 - 1862) English surgeon whose promotion of conservative treatment of diseases of the joints helped readically reduce needless amputations.A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., London, June 16, 1852, in part: "...I shall be happy to see your patient...on Tuesday next..." Mounted, some show-through along one fold, else very good.
SAMUEL F. B. MORSE
(1791 - 1872) American inventor who experimented in telegraphy, inventor of the Morse Code, and sent the first wire message "What hath God wrought!" Signature "
Saml. F. B. Morse
" cut from a letter, mounted. Bold and distinct, tiny spot affects one letter, else very good.
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