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George Washington Corner

Born 1889
Died 1981

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American anatomist, born December 12, 1889; died 1981.

Biography of George Washington Corner

George Washington Corner was conferred doctor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in 1913, then turned to the study of anatomy, of which he was assistant professor from 1915 to 1919 at the Medical School of California. From 1919 to 1923 he taught as associate professor of his alma mater; from 1923 professor of anatomy at the University of Rochester.

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