What scientist was born on today's date?

December 3
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Carl Koller (Medicine)
Birthday: 1857, Schuttenhoffen, Bohemia
Carl Koller studied medicine at Vienna and became house surgeon there. Encouraged by his friend Sigmund Freud, he investigated the medical properties of cocaine (an alkaloid from the coca plant) and introduced its use as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology and in nose, throat, and dental surgery. He set himself up as an ophthalmologist in New York.


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