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George Elgie Brown

Born 1885
Died 1935

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American physician, born 1885, Grand Rapids, Michigan; died 1935.

Biography of George Elgie Brown

George Elgie Brown graduated M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1909. He practised in Montana introducing the first fluoroscope there. During World War I he served in France with the Rockefeller Foundation and in 1921 joined the Mayo Clinic where he developed a special interest in peripheral vascular disease and the role of the sympathetic nervous system. He became an international authority and influenced many in this area.

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