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BLACKMAN, George Curtis, surgeon, born in Newtown, Connecticut, 20 April 1819; died in Avondale, Ohio, 19 July 1871. He was graduated at the College of physicians and surgeons, New York City, in 1840, and in 1854 became professor of surgery in the medical College of Ohio, at Cincinnati. During the war he served as an army surgeon. He was a bold and skilful operator, and an able writer and lecturer. He translated and edited Vidal's "Treatise on Venereal Disease" (New York, 1854), edited a new edition of Mott's translation of Velpeau's "Surgery," with notes and additions of his own, and was a frequent contributor to medical journals. He was a member of the society of physicians and surgeons in London.
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