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Grange S. Coffin

Born 1923
Died

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American paediatrician, born January 18, 1923, Kiston, North Carolina.

Biography of Grange S. Coffin

Grange S. Coffin qualified in medicine at Columbia University, New York, in 1947. He trained in paediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and held faculty appointments at the University of Maryland before moving to the University of California medical school, San Francisco. He was appointed assistant professor of clinical paediatrics in 1963, and later became associate professor. Coffin now (July 2004) lives in Berkeley, California.

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