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George Henry Fox

Born 1846
Died 1937

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American dermatologist, born October 8, 1846, Ballston Spa. N. Y; died 1937, New York.

Biography of George Henry Fox

George Henry Fox received his doctorate in 1869 at the University of Pennsylvania, and subsequently went for education to Berlin, London, Paris, and Vienna. In 1875 he became professor of diseases of the skin at Woman’s Medical College of New York, in 1879 professor of dermatology at Starling Medical College, Columbus, and from 1881 to 1907 held the chair at the Columbia University, and at the same time, 1890 to 1895 at the New York Post Graduate School.

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