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date: 23 October 2019

Councilman, William Thomaslocked

(01 January 1854–26 May 1933)
  • William K. Beatty

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Councilman, William Thomas (01 January 1854–26 May 1933), pathologist, was born in Pikesville, Maryland, the son of John F. Councilman, a physician and farmer, and Christiana Drummond Mitchell. Councilman grew up on a busy farm where he began cultivating his powers of observation and an interest in plants. He attended St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, for his freshman and sophomore years but then left to engage in jobbing coffee and in other business enterprises. Around 1876 Councilman decided to go into medicine and enrolled in the University of Maryland. While there he lived at home, dissected animals, and built up a large collection of skulls and other bones. He received his M.D. in 1878....

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