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Who was Oliver Wendell Holmes?

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There are actually two distinguished Americans with the name Oliver Wendell Holmes, the poet and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and his son the jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was a well respected poet and doctor. He was born into a wealthy family and attended Phillips Academy and Harvard....

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