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Valentine Mott (1785-1865), US surgeon. Mott graduated from Columbia, New York City, USA, and after studying abroad in London and Edinburgh, was appointed professor of surgery at Columbia in 1809. He performed pioneering surgery on arteries, and performed numerous amputations and removals of kidney and bladder stones. He spent seven years in Europe from 1834, and then founded a medical college in 1841 in New York City. Taken between 1855 and 1865, this photograph is from the Brady- Handy Collection.
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