Despite man's fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human.
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U.S. Army doctor D.W. Bliss had the unique role of attending to two U.S. presidents after they were shot by assassins. In 1865, he was one of 16 doctors who tried to save Abraham Lincoln; in 1881, Bliss supervised the care...Read More
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It would seem so. More than 100 descendants of the prolific (and some would say definitive) composer for the grand instrument, Johann Sebastian Bach, have been cathedral organists.