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Abel Mix Phelps

Born  1851
Died  1902

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American physician, born January 27, 1851, Alburgh Springs, Vermont; died October 6, 1902, New York.

Biography of Abel Mix Phelps

Abel Mix Phelps studied at the University of Michigan, where he received his doctorate in 1873. He received further education at the surgical clinics of Germany, successfully turned to orthopaedic surgery and worked in New York, where he was professor at the university as well as at the Post Graduate Medical School. During the years 1885 to 1888 Phelps was also professor at the University of Vermont.

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