James George Playfair (1786–1856)

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Playfair graduated with an MD from the University of Edinburgh in 1819 and became LRCSE in 1810 as well as MRCS (Eng.) in 1821. During his career Playfair worked in both Florence and England, dying in London in 1856.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh



James George Playfair (1786–1856)





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bequeathed to the RCPE in 1860 by Miss Playfair, sister of Dr James George Playfair

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