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Austin Flint, Jr. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine (B07886).


Flint, Austin (28 March 1836–22 September 1915), physiologist, forensic psychiatrist, and specialist in mental disorders, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, the son of Austin Flint, a prominent physician, and Anne Skillings. Early in Flint’s life, his family resided briefly in Boston, and in 1836 they relocated to Buffalo, New York, where Flint obtained his early education. In subsequent years the father’s highly peripatetic professional career took the family to numerous other cities, such as Chicago, Louisville, New Orleans, and New York City....