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Robert Elman

Born 1897

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American surgeon, born 1897.

Biography of Robert Elman

In 1937, Robert Elman was named chief of surgery at the Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis. Elman was a specialist in the open treatment of burns. He was professor of clinical surgery at Washington University, St. Louis.

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