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William Pepper

Born  1874
Died  1947

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American physician, born August 1874; died 1947.

Biography of William Pepper

The Pepper family occasioned the saying that to get into the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania you had to get out of or into a Pepper pelvis. William Pepper followed his father and grandfather in the position of professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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