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Charles Collignon

COLLIGNON, Charles. b. London, 30 January 1725; d. Cambridge, 1 October 1785. He was the son of a minister of the Dutch Church in Austin Friars, London, who died when Charles was still young. He was educated at school at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and Trinity College, Cambridge (MB 1748, MD 1754). He practised as a physician in Cambridge, with a particular interest in anatomy and pathology, publishing Compendium anatomico-medicum (1756) and Tyrocinium anatomicum (1763). He taught anatomy in the University, and was much admired by his pupils. He was appointed physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, in 1766 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1770. A contemporary noted that he...

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