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Austin Flint, Jr.

Born 1836
Died 1915

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American physiologist, 1836-1915

Biography of Austin Flint, Jr.

Austin Flint, Jr. was the son of the physician Austin Flint (1812-1886). He was a physiologist and educator who founded the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, where he was professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Microbiology from 1861 to 1897. He was also the surgeon general for the state of New York.

His son was Austin Flint (1868-1955), professor of obstetrics at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York.

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