James Spence (surgeon)

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James Spence (1812-1882) was a Scottish surgeon.

He trained at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. In 1864, he became Edinburgh chair of systematic surgery.[1]

He published Lectures on Surgery in 1871.

The Tail of Spence is named after him.[2]

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  1. ^ Risse, Guenter B. (1999). Mending bodies, saving souls: a history of hospitals. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. p. 377. ISBN 0-19-505523-3. 
  2. ^ Sebastian, Anton (1999). A dictionary of the history of medicine. Carnforth, Lancs: Parthenon. p. 677. ISBN 1-85070-021-4.