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Lawson Wilkins

Born 1894
Died 1963

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American paediatrician, 1894-1963.

Biography of Lawson Wilkins

Lawson Wilkins obtained his medical degree whilst serving with the Johns Hopkins unit in France. After the war he worked in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he established a paediatric endocrine unit and became professor of paediatrics

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