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Gerasime B. Phocas

Born 1861
Died 1937

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Greek physician, born August 7, 1861, Kephalonia, Ionian Islands; died 1937.

Biography of Gerasime B. Phocas

Gerasime B. Phocas
Phocas studied at Paris, obtained his doctorate in 1885 and became Chirurgien des hôpitaux in Lille, where he was agrégé with teaching duties from 1889 to 1902. From 1902 he was professor of clinical surgery in Athens.

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