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    This monument is dedicated to Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, a system of alternative medicine. Hahnemann was a 19th century German physician and chemist and is the first foreigner not associated with the American Revolution to be honored by sculpture in Washington.

    The monument could also be see as a reflection of the evolution of the perception of science. Now, homeopathy is seen by many as a pseudoscience (statements beliefs, or practices that claim to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method). But at the memorial's unveiling in 1900, the ceremony was attended by President McKinley and many medical professionals.



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    3/14/2021 -- scientist. Grace Hopper Park in Arlington is named after computer scientist Grace Hopper, best known for developing a precursor to COBOL. She was also a rear admiral in the Navy and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more at https://www.biography.com/scientist/grace-hopper.

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    I had planned on taking a picture of a park sign at a nice park on the way home, but the sign was gone. Luckily, I took this insurance picture while waiting at a red light.

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    She was a marine biologist, and she inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the EPA in 1970.
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    Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!
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    It's hard to go too far around DMV without seeing signs honoring Dr. Fauci
    Here is one with some St. Patty's Day theme surrounding it.

    His accomplishments are many; you might have heard some in the news this past year.
    He is director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president.

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    Rosalind Franklin was a British chemist. One of her X-ray crystallography images, shared without her permission, allowed James Watson and Francis Crick to deduce the double helix form of DNA. She was mentioned in their paper about the discovery, only in a footnote.

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    3/14 scientist
    George Washington Carver did breakthrough work on crop rotation and soil exhaustion.

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    Dr. Charles R. Drew -

    “Dr. Charles Richard Drew broke barriers in a racially divided America to become one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. His pioneering research and systematic developments in the use and preservation of blood plasma during World War II not only saved thousands of lives, but innovated the nation’s blood banking process and standardized procedures for long-term blood preservation and storage techniques adapted by the American Red Cross.

    Ironically, the Red Cross excluded African Americans from donating blood, making Drew himself ineligible to participate in the very program he established. That policy was later modified to accept donations from blacks, however the institution upheld racial segregation of blood, which throughout the war Drew openly criticized as “unscientific and insulting to African Americans.””

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    Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), a free African-American who helped to survey and plot the boundaries for the new Federal City in 1791. He was also able to predict a 1789 solar eclipse, among other notable recognitions.

    http://americaslibrary.gov/jb/coloni...anneker_1.html and http://whitehousehistory.org/benjamin-banneker




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    Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 19, 1806) was a free African American almanac author and surveyor who had knowledge of mathematics and natural history.

    Banneker had little or no formal education and was largely self-taught. He became known for assisting Major Andrew Ellicott in a survey that established the original borders of the District of Columbia, the federal capital district of the United States.

    Banneker's knowledge of astronomy helped him author a commercially successful series of almanacs. He corresponded with Thomas Jefferson on the topics of slavery and racial equality. Abolitionists and advocates of racial equality promoted and praised Banneker's works.

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