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William Osler Abbott

William Osler Abbott
Born (1902-07-26)26 July 1902
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Died 10 September 1943(1943-09-10) (Age 41)
Nationality American
Fields Medicine
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Known for Miller-Abbott tube, Abbott Rawson tube

William Osler Abbott (1902 – 1943) was a United States physician, son of Dr. Alexander C. Abbott and Georgina Osler. His most notable contribution to the field of medicine was his part in the development of the Miller-Abbott tube, used in decompression and stenting of the small intestine, alongside Thomas Grier Miller, and also for devising the Abbot Rawson tube. Abbot received his MD in 1928 from the University of Pennsylvania. He died of myelogenous leukemia in Waquoit, Massachusetts on September 10, 1943.[1]


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