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Samuel Ernest Whitnall

Born  1876-03-30

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English anatomist, born March 30, 1876, Manchester.

Biography of Samuel Ernest Whitnall

Samuel Ernest Whitnall obtained his doctorate at Oxford in 1907 and worked there 1908-1919 as demonstrator of anatomy, 1908 becoming L. Royal College of Physicians, London. In 1919 he was called to the McGill University as professor of anatomy.


  • The anatomy of the human orbit and accessory organs of vision.
    London, 1922; 2nd edition, 1932.

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