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John Fielding Crigler

Born  1919-09-11

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American paediatrician, born September 11, 1919, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Biography of John Fielding Crigler

John Fielding Crigler was educated at Duke University and the Johns Hopkins School of medicine, graduating in 1943. He specialised in paediatrics and in 1955 became a member of the staff of the Children’s Hospital, Boston, where he became chief of the division of endocrinology in 1965.

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