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Edward Harrison

Born 1766
Died 1838

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British physician, born 1766, Lancashire; died May 6, 1838, Marlborough.

Biography of Edward Harrison

Edward Harrison studied in Edinburgh, and then in London under the Hunter brothers – John Hunter (1728-1793) and William Hunter (1718-1783). He obtained his doctorate at Edinburgh in 1784, visited Paris, and subsequently practiced for thirty years in Horncastle in Lincolnshire, where he founded, among other things, a dispensary and the Lincolnshire Benevolent Society. He was also in charge of an infirmary for crooked spines, and was a member of the Royal Society. He died while on the way to Marlborough.

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