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1920 Born Baruj Benacerraf, an American immunologist originally from Venezuela (Caracas, October 29, 1920 - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA, August 2, 2011). In 1980, he shared with Jean Dausset and George D. Snell the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate the immune response. Baruj Benacerraf has shown that genetic factors, which are closely related to genes that determine the personal unique constitution of the H antigen (major histocompatibility complex, MHC), regulate the interaction between different cells of the immune system and are therefore important for the strength of the immune response.
1932 Died Joseph Jules François Félix Babinski, a French neurologist of Polish descent (Paris, November 17, 1857 – Paris, October 29, 1932). He is best known for his description of the Babinski reflex (1896), a pathological plantar reflex that indicates damage to the corticospinal tract.
1937 Hans Christian Jacobaeus, Swedish internist (Skarhult, 29 May 1879 – 29 October 1937), died. In 1916 he became a professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. From 1925 until his death in 1937, he was a member of the Nobel Prize Committee. Jacobaeus was an important figure in regards to modern laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. In 1910 he is credited with performing the first thoracoscopic diagnosis with a cystoscope, being used on a patient with tubercular intra-thoracic adhesions. In 1911 he published an article titled Über die Möglichkeit die Zystoskopie bei Untersuchung seröser Höhlungen anzuwenden (The Possibilities for Performing Cystoscopy in Examinations of Serous Cavities) in the journal Münchner Medizinischen Wochenschrift. He also did pioneer work involving cystoscopic diagnostics of the abdomen (laparoscopy). He understood the possibilities, as well as the limitations of the procedure, and was an advocate of endoscopic training for medical personnel. He also stressed the need for specialized instruments for optimum performance during laparoscopic examinations.
2020 World Stroke Day. Its aim is to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. On this day, organizations around the world have facilitated events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide. The annual event was started in 2006 by the World Stroke Organization(WSO)and the WSO declared stroke a public health emergency in 2010. The WSO now has an ongoing campaign that serves as a year-round interface for advocacy, policy, and outreach to support strides and continue progress made on World Stroke Day.  
2020 WORLD DAY AGAINST PSORIASIS. Psoriasis affects 125 million people worldwide. Treatment can be long-lasting and accompanied by side effects, and the disease itself can negatively affect the mental health of patients and their professional and private lives. The Global Initiative of Patients 'and Physicians' Associations marks World Psoriasis Day on October 29, driven by a desire to better inform the public about psoriasis, ensure better access to treatment for patients, and enable them to speak openly about their needs and problems.

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