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POPE, Charles Alexander, surgeon, born in Huntsville, Alabama, 15 March, 1818; died in Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, 6 July, 1870. He was educated at the University of Alabama, and studied medicine at Cincinnati medical college and at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was graduated in 1889. He spent the next two years in study in France and Germany, and on his return began to practise in St. Louis, Missouri, where he soon took high rank. He became professor of anatomy, and afterward of surgery, in St. Louis university, aided in organizing St. Louis medical college, and was president of the American medical association in 1858. He also took an active part in promoting the cause of education generally. Soon after the close of the civil war he gave up practice and retired to Paris, Missouri, where he resided until his death.
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