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H. J. L. Struycken was a Dutch otolaryngologist, phonetician, and acoustician. After studying medicine in Groningen, in 1893 he started working at the Voorburg psychiatric hospital near Vught, where he attempted to distinguish psychiatric conditions from neurological speech disorders. His interest in phonetics and acoustics took Struycken to France and Germany, to visit clinics and approach instrument makers who could produce tuning forks for him to use in his clinical research.

1896
1950
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Inventor of the trumpet automaton, several musical automata, and the harmonichord. Clockmaker, instrument maker and musician in Dresden. Founder of the cabinet of acoustics in Dresden.

1785
1866
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“Audio Preservationist Carl Haber, 2013 Macarthur Fellow | Macarthur Foundation”. 2013.
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Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica,. (17 August 2015AD) 2015. “Recording The Vibrations Of Tuning Forks”. Florence, Italy: Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7A4jyFG7hE.
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Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica,. (17 August 2015AD) 2015. “Demonstration Of A Disk Siren”. Florence, Italy: Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OHfQLtMWWc.
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Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica,. (17 August 2015AD) 2015. “Sounds, Vibrations, And Marloye's Harp”. Florence, Italy: Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dro3_nwwUcI&list=PLslExxbg3O-fAeclmcjO0LId_xADwxalv&index=5.
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Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica,. (17 August 2015AD) 2015. “Lissajous’s Figures, Wheatstone Apparatus For Compounding Two Orthogonal Oscillations”. Florence, Italy: Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPjNPb8h8Ok.
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Franz Max Osswald, born in Winterthur, graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1905 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (E.T.H.). In 1924, he installed a laboratory for applied acoustics at E.T.H. After completing his habilitation in 1928, he served as the first acoustician at a polytechnic, teaching as a "Privatdozent." Osswald described his discipline as an indispensable complement to architecture, technology, and hygiene.

1879
1944
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Dayton Clarence Miller was born on March 13, 1866, in Ohio, and died on February 22, 1941. He was a physicist, astronomer, and acoustician.

1866
1941
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Son of a musician and a voice teacher, Pierre Schaeffer received a Catholic education, practiced theater as a boy scout, and learned to play the cello at the conservatory in Nancy. He chose to pursue engineering, gaining admission to the Polytechnique in 1929, where he continued his work in theater, followed by studies at the Supélec (top-ranked graduate school for electrical engineering).

1910
1995