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Thomas Spens

Born 1842

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British physician, born 1764, Edinburgh; died May 27, 1842, Edinburgh.

Biography of Thomas Spens

Thomas Spens studied in Edinburgh and received his doctorate there in 1784. He successively became fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, physician in the Royal Infirmary as well as in a lunatic asylum.

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