Wistar, Caspar

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Caspar, U.S. biologist, 1760-1818, after whom the Wistar Institute is named.
Wistar rats - an inbred strain of rats used for research.
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Caspar Wistar to come and "work at your leisure" to identify and catalog the bones.
Battlefield Angels opens with the story of Caspar Wistar, a pacifist Quaker, who served as a nurse in General Washington's army and ends with that of Pfc Monica Brown, the army medic who was awarded the Silver Star for rescuing fellow soldiers from a disabled Humvee during an ambush in Eastern Afghanistan in 2007.
Wisteria is named for Caspar Wistar,(CORRECT) an American scientist who lived some 200 years ago.