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Unformatted text preview: Niels Henrik David Bohr was born on October 7, 1885, in a large Copenhagen house that belonged to his maternal grandmother. His father, Professor Christian Bohr, was an internationally renowned physiologist who held a medical degree but never practiced as a doctor. His mother, Ellen Adler, was the daughter of a prominent banker and politician. The parents held progressive views and raised their children with an emphasis on such values as generosity and openness. Christian and Ellen also endeavored to create an effective intellectual atmosphere for their family, which also included older sister Jenny and younger brother Harald, by encouraging independent development. Harald, born just eighteen months after Niels, became Niels's inseparable companion. Many anecdotes tell of their devotion to each other. Once, when Niels was heard calling all over for his brother, an older cousin finally asked what he needed. Niels replied that all over for his brother, an older cousin finally asked what he needed....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08