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Henry Asbury Christian

Born 1876
Died 1951

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American physician, 1876-1951.

Biography of Henry Asbury Christian

Henry A. Christian was born in Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Mason College in 1895. He received his M.D. at Johns Hopkins in 1900 and worked with Frank Burr Mallory (1862-1941) at the Boston City Hospital. In 1908 he was appointed Jersey professor of theory and practice and became the first physician-in-chief to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, retiring in 1939. He reported a typical example of the disorder in 1919. He was an outstanding teacher and clinician who wrote a number of texts and guided many young people into academic medicine.

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