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DUNLAP, Alexander, physician, born in Brown County, Ohio, 12 January 1815. He was graduated at Miami University in 1836, and at Cincinnati medical College in 1839, and practiced in Greenfield, Ripley, and Springfield, Ohio. He was one of the first surgeons in the country to perform the difficult operation of ovariotomy, and since 1843 has performed it over 100 times, successfully in seventy-five per cent of his cases. He was a member of the international medical congress in Philadelphia in 1876, vice president of the American medical association in 1877, and has contributed to the literature of his profession.
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