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In Fulton and Wilson's Selected Readings in the History of Physiology (1966) Edward Stevens is referred to as an "obscure Edinburgh student . . . of whose life nothing is known." Dr. Day has undertaken Stevens' retrieval from obscurity and the documentation of his biography. His researches have shown that Stevens was born in St. Croix, V. I., about 1755, but later his family moved to New York where he obtained a bachelor's degree from King's College in 1774. In 1775 he began his medical studies at the University of Edinburgh, where in 1777 he published the inaugural dissertation "De
Edward Stevens, Gastric Physiologist, Physician and American Statesman.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:501. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-3-501_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(3):501.
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