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Erik Adolf Von Willebrand
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    (February 1, 1870-December 12, 1949)
    Born in Vaasa, Finland
    Graduated from University of Helsinki (1896)
    Intern and assistant physician at Deaconess Institute of Helsinki (1897-1900)
    Wrote about the treatment of certain diseases and health conditions as well as the changes in blood under various conditions
    Discovered von Willebrand disease, a hereditary disorder that causes regular bleeding, in a 5-year-old girl from Åland (1926)
    Died in Pernå, Finland
    He had a pretty long mustache.
    Not much is known about him.
    The von Willebrand disease's symptoms are more common in children and women of childbearing age.
    He was a modest man who didn't flaunt his achievements.
    He wrote two papers on the use of hot air to treat diseases, which laid the basis of the modern sauna.
    His discoveries were a breakthrough in medicine and the research of hereditary diseases.
    He was also interested in nature and birds, keeping a garden so that his grandchildren can know more about plants.

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