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Hug·gins(hŭg′ĭnz), Charles Brenton 1901-1997.
Canadian-born American surgeon. He shared a 1966 Nobel Prize for research on the effects of hormones on prostate cancer and breast cancer.
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(Biography) Sir William. 1824–1910, British astronomer. He pioneered the use of spectroscopy in astronomy and discovered the red shift in the lines of a stellar spectrum
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