William Beaumont: Physiology of digestion Image Source On November 21, 1785, US-American surgeon William Beaumont was born. He became best known as “Father of Gastric Physiology” following his research on human digestion. William Beaumont was born in Lebanon, Connecticut and became a physician. He served as a surgeon’s mate in the Army during the War of 1812. He opened a private practice in Plattsburgh, New York, but rejoined the Army as a surgeon in 1819. Beaumont was stationed…Read more
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