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Open James, William (1842 - 1910)
James, William (1842 - 1910)

William James (1842–1910) is widely regarded as one of the fathers of psychology and the first great American psychologist. A founder of American


( jôn'dĭs, jän'– ), abnormal condition in which the body fluids and tissues, particularly the skin and eyes, take on a yellowish color as a result of

Open Jenner, Edward (1749 - 1823)
Jenner, Edward (1749 - 1823)

English physician who pioneered vaccination. In Jenner's day, smallpox was a major killer. His discovery in 1796 that inoculation with cowpox gives

Jerne, Niels (1911 - 1994)

British-born Danish microbiologist and immunologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1984, with Georges Köhler and César

Jex-Blake, Sophia Louisa (1840 - 1912)

Sophia Jex-Blake was born in Hastings, the youngest daughter of Thomas Jex-Blake, a lawyer. Her brother Thomas William became headmaster of Rugby and


Point of movement or articulation in any animal with a skeleton. In vertebrates, it is the point where two bones meet. Some joints allow no motion

Open Joint disease
Joint disease

‘Rheumatism’ is the colloquial term for non-specific musculoskeletal symptoms arising in the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. ‘Arthritis’


( ju'dō ), sport of Japanese origin that makes use of the principles of jujitsu, a weaponless system of self-defense. Buddhist monks in China, Japan,