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Howe, Samuel Gridley

U.S. educator and first director of the Perkins School for the Blind; one of his notable successes was teaching the alphabet to Laura Bridgman, a student who was blind, deaf, and mute. He graduated from Brown University (1821) and completed his medical studies at Harvard Medical School (1824). Although he was admitted to practice, he instead left Boston to take part in the Greek revolution.

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