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Calvin Ellis

Born  1826
Died  1883

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American physician, born 1826, Boston, Massachusetts; died December 14, 1883, Boston.

Biography of Calvin Ellis

Calvin Ellis graduated from the medical school at Harvard in 1849. He practised in Boston, and in 1867 became professor of clinical medicine.

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