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Bevan, Arthur Dean (09 August 1861–10 June 1943), surgeon and reformer of medical education, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thomas Bevan, a physician, and Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey. After attending high school in Chicago, Bevan earned his Ph.B. at Yale’s Sheffield Scientific School in 1881. He then entered Rush Medical College in Chicago and obtained his M.D. in 1883. He finished first in the competitive examination for the U.S. Marine Hospital Service....

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Welch, William Henry (08 April 1850–30 April 1934), medical scientist and educator, was born in Norfolk, Connecticut, the second child and first son of William Wickham Welch and Emeline Collin. His mother died when he was six months old, and he was reared by his paternal grandmother. His father, paternal grandfather, and four paternal uncles were physicians, “the Doctors Welch of Norfolk.” His father served repeatedly in the Connecticut legislature and one term (1855–1857), under auspices of the American party, in the U.S. House of Representatives....