What scientist was born on today's date?

December 7
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Theodore Schwann (Biology)
Birthday: 1810, Neuss, Germany
Theodore Schwann studied medicine at Bonn. Most of his important work was done in 1834-8 while he was in Berlin at the Museum of Anatomy. While making histological preparations he found and named the delicate myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibers; he discovered pepsin, showed that yeast causes fermentation, and recognized that animal tissues are composed of animal cells.


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