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Harold Wordsworth Barber

Born  1886
Died  1955

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English dermatologist, born May 13, 1886; died 1955.

Biography of Harold Wordsworth Barber

Harold Wordsworth Barber studied medicine at University of Cambridge and at Guy's Hospital, London, becoming M.B. (F.R.C.P.) in 1910. From 1913 to 1915 he was registrar at Guy's Hospital, and was subsequently appointed physician at the department of diseases of the skin at the Evelina Hospital and at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and in 1919 was appointed physician and lecturer of dermatology at Guy's Hospital. His work concerns, among other things, acrodermatitis continua, clinical and biochemical studies of allergy, proteoses in urine, and psoriasis pustulosa.

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