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On This Day
1910 – In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer’s disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
Aloysius Alzheimer (also known as Alois Alzheimer; /ˈɑːltshaɪmər, ˈælts-, ˈɔːlts-/; German: [ˈaːlɔɪs ˈaltshaɪmɐ]; 14 June 1864 – 19 December 1915) was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin. Alzheimer is credited with identifying the first published case of “presenile dementia”, which Kraepelin would later identify as Alzheimer’s disease.
Born On This Day
1919 – Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British novelist and philosopher (d. 1999)
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was a British novelist and philosopher born in Ireland to Irish parentage. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library’s 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her books include The Bell (1958), A Severed Head (1961), The Red and the Green (1965), The Nice and the Good (1968), The Black Prince (1973), Henry and Cato (1976), The Sea, the Sea (1978, Booker Prize), The Philosopher’s Pupil (1983), The Good Apprentice (1985), The Book and the Brotherhood (1987), The Message to the Planet (1989), and The Green Knight (1993). In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.
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L.O.V.E. IT!! What an awesome job you all did. SWEEEET! 🙂 PS I am coming to your house. .25 cents for a cup of coffee, it’s a deal.
Katy Yes, come have coffee with me…I spend most my day with 2 children 3 and under…so you can definitely have coffee with me for 25 cents if you let me talk to you for awhile 🙂
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