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James Watson Kernohan

Born 1897
Died 1981

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Irish-American pathologist, born 1897, Moyasset, Antrim County, Ireland; died 1981.

Biography of James Watson Kernohan

James Watson Kernohan qualified in medicine at Queen’s University, Ireland. In 1931 he moved to the United States of America and became a pathologist at the Mayo Clinic

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