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Robert William Taylor

Born  1842
Died  1908

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American physician, born August 11, 1842, Coventry, England; died January 4, 1908, New York.

Biography of Robert William Taylor

b>Robert William Taylor studied under the surgeon Willard Parker (1800-1884) in New York and graduated M.D. at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1868. Following several years in practice he turned to the study of skin and venereal diseases, and urology. From 1891 to 1905 he was professor of genitourinary and venereal diseases at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York.

Taylor occasioned several new editions of Freeman Josiah Bumstead’s (1826-1879) Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases, Philadelphia, 1879. This work was first published in Philadelphia in 1866.


  • A clinical atlas of venereal and skin diseases. Philadelphia 1889.
    This magnificent atlas was the major work of Taylor. The starkly realistic coloured plates, together with a lucid text, mark the work as one of the finest atlases of its kind.
  • A practical treatise on sexual disorders of the male and female.
    New York and Philadelphia, 1897; 3rd edition, 1905.

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