The Wistar Institute

#OTD On this day in 1777, Caspar Wistar treated the wounded during the battle of Germantown and decided he would pursue medical training.

Wistar ("Wiss-Star")is the names of The Wistar Institute, the nation's first independent biomedical research center. Today, they focus on cancer, infectious disease & vaccine research to benefit human health.
The botanist Thomas Nuttall gave the name Wisteria to the genus in honor of Caspar Wistar. Some people pronounce it "Wis-star-is" to reflect the proper spelling of Casper Wistar's last name.
 
 
 


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Caspar Wistar
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