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Sper·ry(spĕr′ē), Elmer Ambrose 1860-1930.
American engineer and inventor of numerous electrical devices, including the gyrocompass, a nonmagnetic navigational aid (1910).
Sperry, Roger Wolcott 1913-1994.
American neurobiologist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for studies of the organization of the brain, especially the specialized functions of the left brain and right brain.
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1. Elmer Ambrose, 1860–1930, U.S. inventor.
2. Roger Wolcott, 1913–94, U.S. neurobiologist: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1981.
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