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William Allingham

Born 1829
Died 1908

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British physician, born 1829; died February 1908.

Biography of William Allingham

William Allingham obtained his medical doctorate in 1857. He held various positions as surgical assistant, partly in the General Northern hospital where he was also head surgeon. Besides numerous journal papers he published these works:

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