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HUNT, William, surgeon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 26 September, 1825. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, studied medicine, and graduated in 1849. He has since devoted himself largely to surgery, in the practice of which he has attained eminence. He has been demonstrator of anatomy in the University of Pennsylvania, and surgeon of the Episcopal and Wills hospitals, and is now (1887) surgeon of the Orthopedic and Pennsylvania hospitals. He is a fellow of the College of physicians and a member of numerous other medical organizations. Dr. Hunt is joint author of "Surgery in the Pennsylvania Hospital, being an Epitome of the hospital since 1756" (Philadelphia, 1880).
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