On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1771

  • Nov 11 Ephraim McDowell, American physician and surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery), born in Rockbridge, Virginia (d. 1830)

Person of interestMarie Francois Xavier Bichat

Nov 14 Marie François Xavier bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), born in Paris (d. 1802)

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • Nov 22 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)