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PARVIN, Theophilus, physician, born in Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic, 9 January, 1829. He was graduated at the University of Indiana in 1847, and at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1852, and established himself in practice in Indianapolis, Indiana He was professor in the Medical college of Ohio from 1864 till 1869, then in the medical department of the University of Louisville till 1872, and afterward he filled the chair of obstetrics and diseases of women and children in Indiana medical college. Since 1883 he has been a professor in Jefferson medical college, Philadelphia. Dr. Parvin was president of the Indiana state medical society in 1861, and of the American medical association in 1879. He has published "The Science and Art of Obstetrics" (Philadelphia, 1886), and edited " Winchel on Diseases of Women" (1887).
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