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BAYNAM, William, surgeon, born in Caroline County, Virginia, in December 1749" died in Essex, Virginia, 8 Dec,, 1814. lie studied medicine under Dr. Walker, and in 1769 went to London, where he became very proficient in anatomy and surgery. For several years he was assistant demonstrator in St. Thomas's hospital, London. After sixteen years' residence in England ha returned in 1785 to the United States and settled in Essex. He was very successful as a surgeon, and as an anatomist he had no superior. The best preparations in the muse-ums of Cline and Cooper, in London, were made by him. He contributed to the medical journals.
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