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Harrison Allen (1841–1897) was an American physician and anatomist, born in Philadelphia. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1861, and in 1862 became a surgeon in the United States Army and served until the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865. Doctor Allen should not be confused with the Union Army officer who was colonel of the 151st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, who was mustered out July 31, 1863 and later was awarded the grade of brevet brigadier general.
In addition to many papers contributed to medical journals, he authored a number of books:
- Outlines of Comparative Anatomy and Medical Zoölogy (1867)
- Studies in the Facial Region (1874)
- An Analysis of the Life Form in Art (1875)
- System of Human Anatomy (1880)
- Kelly, Howard A.; Burrage, Walter L., eds. (1920). "Allen, Harrison". American Medical Biographies. Baltimore: The Norman, Remington Company.
- Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. p. 101
- Boatner, Mark Mayo, III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: McKay, 1988. ISBN 0-8129-1726-X. First published 1959 by McKay. p. 9
- Works written by or about Harrison Allen at Wikisource
- Works by or about Harrison Allen at Internet Archive
- "Allen, Harrison". American Medical Biographies. 1920.
- Harrison Allen (1841-1897), (painting). art inventory at Smithsonian Institution
- Images from A System of Human Anatomy From The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library
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