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FB was a Canadian scientist. He studied at the University of Toronto. He was the first to isolate the hormone called insulin and succeeded in preparing it is a remedy for the treatment of diabetes. He was born in a poor family. His father wanted him to be a minister, but FB decided to study medicine. He was especially interested in surgery and in treatment of diabetes. 

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Thomas Edison was born in 1847. He first went to school at the age of eight and a half. But after only three months his teacher called him «stupid» and he came home crying.

From that time his mother taught him at home and he read science books by himself. He got a job sending telegraph messages. Then he started inventing things. At the age of 12 he had a job selling newspapers. He made money in a clever but simple way.

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    David Ricardo is one of history's most influential economists. Born in England, Ricardo made a fortune on the London Stock Exchange. This wealth gave him the time to write and serve in Parliament's House of Commons. His most famous work is “Principles of Political Economy and Taxation” (1817).

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  I want to say that in England in the 17th century were well known women  writers

Major Women Writers of Seventeenth-Century England

James Fitzmaurice, Carol L. Barash, Eugene R. Cunnar, Nancy A. Gutierrez, and Josephine A. Roberts, Editors

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O'Henry's real name was William Sydney Porter. He was born in Greensboro, a little town in North Caroline in l862. O'Henry is one of the most widely published American authors. His works have been translated into nearly every language. He has been called "the American Maupassant" and is ranked among the world's outstanding short-story writers. The best of these were published in books: "Cabbages and Kings", "The Four Million", "Heart of the West", "The Voice of the City" and others The works of O'Henry reflect a specific period in American literature- the turn of the century. O'Henry's comments on society had considerable force. His credo was - art should be true, democratic, it should address contemporary life and embrace all aspects of life. O'Henry was an outstanding humourist. He worked out and enriched all the types of the short story: the anecdote, the adventure story, tales and sketches. He was most famous for his stories of city life. O'Henry wrote about 150 stories with a New York background. O'Henry could work out a plot that would keep the reader in suspense up to the surprising end. He was a born writer of great talent. The conversation is witty, humorous, and often exact and precise. His works has considerable influence on American literature. His love for humanity, for the common people, his critical attitude towards injustice attract readers to this day.

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