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George Kellie

Born 1758
Died 1829

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Scottish physician, born April 23, 1758, Whitekirk; died September 28, 1829.

Biography of George Kellie

George Kellie was the son of a surgeon. From 1797 he served as a ship's surgeon and in 1800, during the Napoleonic Wars, he was physician to the English prisoners at Valenciennes. George Kellie was a celebrated doctor in Leith and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, where he also served as an examinator.

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