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date: 08 March 2021

Guthrie, Samuellocked

(1782–19 October 1848)
  • Elizabeth Noble Shor

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Guthrie, Samuel (1782–19 October 1848), chemist and physician, was born in Brimfield, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel Guthrie, a physician, and Sarah (maiden name unknown). Of his childhood it is known only that he had what his mother considered an “unwholesome” interest in anatomy and that he decided very young to become a physician. He studied medicine with his father, a typical method of training at that time....

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