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James Buren Sidbury, Jr.

Born 1922
Died

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American paediatrician, born 1922.

Biography of James Buren Sidbury, Jr.

James Buren Sidbury, Jr. was born in Wilmington, North Carolina and graduated M.D. from Columbia University in 1947. He worked at Johns Hopkins and became professor of paediatrics at Duke University in 1965, where the James Buren Sidbury professorship of paediatrics is named for him.

We thank Zoran Bojanic, M.D., Serbia, for information submitted.

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