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date: 06 December 2019

Aspinwall, Williamlocked

(23 May 1743–16 April 1823)
  • Eric Howard Christianson

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Aspinwall, William (23 May 1743–16 April 1823), physician, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of Lieutenant Thomas Aspinwall and Joanna Gardner. His loss of an eye from an archery accident in youth threatened a promising career, but earning a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1764 and teaching in local schools gave him courage. He resolved to study medicine in 1767 and apprenticed himself to Dr. ...

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