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August 18, 1962


JAMA. 1962;181(7):632-633. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050330062018

Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt (1836-1925), Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge, has much in common with Sir William Osler (1849-1919), Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford and better known in America. Allbutt was born in Yorkshire, the only son of Rev. Thomas Allbutt, then Vicar of Dewsbury. The initial education was entrusted to a private tutor. This was followed by attendance at St. Peters School in York, one of the oldest in the country, founded not later than 627 A.D. Classics and mathematics were the subjects in which young Allbutt excelled. At the age of 19, he entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The following year he gained a classics scholarship but transferred his interest subsequently to chemistry and anatomy. At the age of 22, the medical school of St. George's Hospital, London, received him as a medical clerk of Henry Bence Jones, who in turn had been a pupil

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