Fred Whipple and the Dirty Snowballs

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Werner Forssmann and the dangerous Self Experiment in Cardiac Catheterization

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Antoine Cournot and the Mathematical Theory of Economics

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Man Ray and the Art of Photograms

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Lee De Forest and the Audion

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Elizabeth Montagu and the Bluestocking Society

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Pliny the Elder and the Destruction of Pompeii

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