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Dr. William Beaumont

Dr. William Beaumont
1785–1853
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Beaumont gained international recognition for his studies of the process of digestion observed through an open wound sustained by a Canadian fur trapper, Alexis St. Martin. Beaumont revolutionized the practice of medicine by publishing his observations in 1833. St. Martin died at age 83, surviving by 27 years the doctor who saved his life.