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Arthur Wilbum Allen

Born  1887
Died  1958

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American surgeon, 1887-1958.

Biography of Arthur Wilbum Allen

Allen was one of the master abdominal surgeons of the twentiecht century. In 1947 he was the President of the American College of Surgeons.

    "there was no other period in my life in which I learned more and none that molded my life more firmly."
    The surgeon Claude Emerson Welch (1906-1996) who worked with Allen for five years.

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