September 2, 1956 – Physiologist Anton Julius Carlson dies, aged 81. Born in Sweden in 1875, Carlson emigrated to the United States in 1891, eventually earning a doctorate in physiology from Stanford. He served as president of the American Physiological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Â He was a signer of the original Humanist Manifesto in 1933. The American Humanist Association named him the first Humanist of the YearÂ in 1953.
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