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Benjamin Robinson Schenck

Born 1873
Died 1920

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American physician, born Augsust 19, 1873, Syracuse, New York; died June 30, 1920, Colorado.

Biography of Benjamin Robinson Schenck

Benjamin Robinson Schenck graduated M.D. from Johns Hopkins University Medical School in 1898. Under Howard Atwood Kelly (1858-1943) he was educated in gynaecology and in 1903 settled as a women’s physician in Detroit, Michigan. Here he also worked as associate professor of gynaecology at the Detroit College of medicine.

Schenck was one of the first to describe the abscesses caused by sporotrichosis, and to concern himself with stones of the ureter (Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1901, 36: 1300). For health reasons he retired to Colorado in 1916.

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