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William Beaumont

digestive system

Beaumont, William (1785–1853), U.S. army physician noted for his research on the human digestive system. He treated a trapper with a gunshot stomach wound; when the abdomen wouldn't close, Beaumont conducted experiments over several years to analyze the digestive process.

See also: Digestive system.

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