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DUER, Edward Louis, physician, born in Crosswicks, New Jersey, 19 January 1836. He is descended from an old Scottish family long resident in the United States. He was graduated at Yale in 1857, and received his degree of M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1860. During the years succeeding his graduation he practiced with his father, Dr. George S. Duer, at Crosswicks. In 1861 he entered the U. S. army as surgeon of volunteers, and served throughout the war. He was resident physician of Philadelphia hospital from 1860 till 1862, surgeon from 1862 till 1865, obstetrician from 1861 till 1884, gynecologist of Presbyterian hospital in 1880, and lecturer on diseases of women and children in Philadelphia polyclinic from 1883 till 1885. He has published "PostMortem Discoveries" and "Treatment of Diphtheria."
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