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date: 19 October 2019

Gram, Hans Burchlocked

(13 July 1787–26 February 1840)
  • Christopher Ellithorp

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Gram, Hans Burch (13 July 1787–26 February 1840), physician, was born Hans Benjamin Gramm in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Hans Gram, secretary to the Danish governor of Santa Cruz, and Jane Burdick. After the death of his parents, he left Boston in 1806 or 1807 to claim his grandfather’s estate in Copenhagen, Denmark. Gram obtained a portion of the estate that allowed him to secure an education. Through the favor of his uncle, a Dr. Fenger, physician to the Danish king, he became a student at the Royal Medical and Surgical Institute. Fenger also provided him entrée to other schools and hospitals in northern Europe....

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