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LAWRENCE, George Washington, physician, born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, 4 July, 1823. He was graduated at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1846, and then went to Baltimore, Maryland, but later removed to Nicholas, California Subsequently he returned to Maryland and located in Catonsville, but in 1859 settled in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he was made medical examiner and resident physician. While in the west he was appointed assistant surgeon-general of California, and during the civil war he served in the Confederate army as inspector of hospitals in the Central Army of Kentucky, then as medical director of the 3d corps of the Army of the Mississippi, and finally as chief surgeon of the bureau of conscription in the trans-Mississippi department. Dr. Lawrence has made a specialty of chronic blood and nervous diseases and skin affections. He is a member of several medical societies, and, besides papers in professional journals, has published a "Report on the Climatology of Arkansas."
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