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Seuss, Dr.(Encyclopedia)Seuss, Dr., pseud. of Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904–91, American author and illustrator of children's books, b. Springfield, Mass, grad. Dartmouth College, studied Lincoln College, Oxford. After workin...
Geisel, Theodor Seuss(Encyclopedia)Geisel, Theodor Seuss: see Seuss, Dr.
Lofting, Hugh(Encyclopedia)Lofting, Hugh, 1886–1947, American writer of juvenile stories, b. Maidenhead, England. He settled in the United States in 1912. His famous Dr. Dolittle stories, which concern an extraordinary countr...
Woods, Leonard(Encyclopedia)Woods, Leonard, 1774–1854, American Congregational theologian, b. Princeton, Mass. He was prominent in upholding orthodox Calvinistic views in the controversy over Unitarianism as presented by Willi...
Fell, John(Encyclopedia)Fell, John, 1625–86, English clergyman. He was dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and bishop of Oxford. While at Oxford, he initiated an extensive building program and promoted the development of the Ox...
Barnardo, Thomas John(Encyclopedia)Barnardo, Thomas John brnär´d [key], 1845–1905, British social reformer. Pioneering in the care of destitute children, he founded (1867) in London the East End Juvenile Mission. In 1870, with ...
hospice(Encyclopedia)hospice, program of humane and supportive care for the terminally ill and their families; the term also applies to a professional facility that provides care to dying patients who can no longer be car...
Mánes, Josef(Encyclopedia)Mánes, Josef yô´zf mä´ns [key], 1820–71, Czech painter and illustrator, who worked chiefly in Prague. He painted portraits and genre scenes with detailed representations of Czech costumes. ...
Dodd, William(Encyclopedia)Dodd, William, 1729–77, English author. At one time king's chaplain, he ran heavily into debt, forged a bond, and was sentenced to death. Dr. Johnson led a movement to obtain clemency, but Dodd was ...
Blanchard, Jean Pierre(Encyclopedia)Blanchard, Jean Pierre zhäN pyr bläNshär´ [key], or François BlanchardfräNswä´ [key], 1753–1809, French balloonist. In 1785 he made with Dr. John Jeffries of Boston, Mass., the first cross...
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