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  • Dr. Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818 - 1890)
    Dr. Henry Jacob Bigelow was an American surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Harvard University. A dominating figure in Boston medicine for many decades, he is remembered for the Bigelow maneuver for hi...
  • Colonel James G. Benton (USA) (1820 - 1881)
    USMA Class of 1842. History of Bedford, New Hampshire James Gilchrist Benton was graduated from West Point in 1842 and appointed additional Second Lieutenant of ordinance. He was stationed at Wat...
  • John Wesley Hyatt (1837 - 1920)
    Invented a knife sharpener, a new way of making dominoes and checkers, a method of dissolving pyroxylin under pressure, and celluloid (with his brother).
  • Donald L. Snyder (1917 - 1978)
    inventor of a telescoping camping trailer
  • Sir William Crookes (1832 - 1919)
    Sir William Crookes OM PRS (17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was an English chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer ...


Inventors are people who invent unique or novel devices, methods, compositions, processes or discoveries.

This project is on History Link

List of notable inventors

For a complete list, please see: Inventors Project Profiles.

  • Dr. Andre Cipriani, pioneered the development of the Cobalt-60 Therapy units which are used for the treatment of cancer and occupational radiation protection.

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