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date: 19 November 2019

Lawson, Thomaslocked

(29 August 1789?–15 May 1861)
  • Mary C. Gillett

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Lawson, Thomas (29 August 1789?–15 May 1861), surgeon general of the U.S. Army Medical Department, was born in Virginia, the son of Thomas Lawson and Sarah Robinson. Nothing is known of his childhood or education, but in all likelihood he attended neither college nor medical school but received his medical education through apprenticeship with a local physician. He never married....

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