English physician, born November 20, 1823, Kidderminster; died January 17, 1867.
Biography of William Brinton
William Brinton was apprenticed to the King’s College of London in 1843. He was a member of the faculty at the medical school, King's College, London, 1847–1853. From 1852 to 1860 he was a physician to the Royal Free Hospital.
In 1853 he became a lecturer of forensic medicine and physiology at the St. Thomas’ Hospital and that year published a translation of Gustav Gabriel Valentin’s (1810-1883) Text-book of physiology. From 1860 to 1864 he was a physician at St. Thomas's. Except for a small paper on life insurance (1856), his works chiefly concern the physiology and pathology of the gastric tract.
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