On this day, January 11

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On this day, January 11, is the birth of National Artist Honorata “Atang” de la Rama (1902).

The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, [2014].

On this day in 1964, US Surgeon General Luther L Terry announced that smoking is linked to cancer.

On this day in 1922, Leonard Thompson became the first patient to be given insulin at the age of 14 for diabetes. He lived another 13 years. In the past, before Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin, diabetes was almost instantly fatal.

January is Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month (Republic Act No. 10526 of 2012).

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