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[suhth-er-luh nd]
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  1. Earl Wilbur, Jr.,1915–74, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1971.
  2. George,1862–1942, U.S. politician and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1922–38.
  3. Dame Joan,1926–2010, Australian soprano.
  4. Also called Suth·er·land·shire [suhth-er-luh nd-sheer, -sher] /ˈsʌð ər ləndˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in N Scotland.
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  1. (until 1975) a county of N Scotland, now part of Highland


  1. Graham. 1903–80, English artist, noted for his work as an official war artist (1941–44), for his tapestry Christ in Majesty (1962) in Coventry Cathedral, and for his portraits
  2. Dame Joan, 1926–2010 known as La Stupenda. Australian operatic soprano
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sutherland in Medicine


  1. American physiologist. He won a 1971 Nobel Prize for showing that cyclic AMP within the cell is the agent that moderates the action of hormones.
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