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  1. Caleb,1800–79, U.S. statesman and diplomat.
  2. Harvey (Williams),1869–1939, U.S. surgeon and author.
  3. Richard James,1895–1970, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman: cardinal 1958–70; archbishop of Boston 1944–70.
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  1. Harvey Williams. 1869–1939, US neurosurgeon: identified a pituitary tumour as a cause of the disease named after him
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(kushĭng)Harvey Williams 1869-1939
  1. American surgeon known for his innovations in the field of neurosurgery and for his studies of the pituitary gland.
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