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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Born: August 29, 1809
  • Died: October 8, 1894
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer & Physician

Oliver Wendell Holmes was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He was also an important medical reformer. In addition to his work as an author and poet, Holmes also served as a physician, professor, lecturer and inventor and, although he never practiced it, he received formal training in law.

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