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Milton,1893–1965, U.S. painter.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “elf” and “favor.”
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Oswald 1877-1955

American bacteriologist noted for establishing (1944) that DNA is responsible for the transmission of heritable characteristics.
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Oswald Theodore 1877-1955

Canadian-born American bacteriologist who demonstrated in 1944 that DNA was the material that caused genetic changes in bacteria. His work was vital to scientists who later established that DNA is the carrier of genetic information in all living organisms.
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