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Kane, Elisha (Kent) (1820 - Feb 16, 1857)

1820–57, American physician and arctic explorer, b. Philadelphia. Seeking adventure after medical school, Kane entered naval service and before he was

Kaposi's Sarcoma

( käp'əshē´´, kəpō'sē ), a usually fatal cancer that was considered rare until its appearance in AIDS patients. First described by an Austro-Hungarian

Ketterle, Wolfgang (1957 - )

German physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2001, shared with US physicists Eric A Cornell and Carl E Wieman, for his study of

Kevorkian, Jack (1928 – 2011)

Murad "Jack" Kevorkian (1928–2011) was the second of three children, and the only boy born to Levon and Satenig Kevorkian of Pontiac, Michigan.


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Open kidney

In vertebrates, one of a pair of organs responsible for fluid regulation, excretion of waste products, and maintaining the ionic composition of the

Open Kidney cancer
Kidney cancer

What Is It? The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped, fist-sized organs below the rib cage in the back of the abdomen. One sits on each side of the

Open Kidney disease
Kidney disease

The bean-shaped kidneys, which are roughly the size of a human fist, lie on either side of the body in the middle of the back, just beneath the rib

Kitasato, Shibasaburo (1852 - 1931)

Japanese bacteriologist who discovered the plague bacillus while investigating an outbreak of plague in Hong Kong. He was the first to grow the

Open knee

Joint between the thigh and lower leg, involving articular surfaces on the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin-bone), and patella (knee-cap). The movement