Reginald Heber Fitz
Reginald Heber Fitz was an American
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He graduated in 1864 (M.D
Doctor of Medicine
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., 1868) from Harvard University
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, where, after studying in Vienna
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, Berlin
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, and Paris
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, he was instructor in pathological anatomy in 1870–1873, assistant professor in 1873–1878, and professor
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 from 1878 to 1908. In the latter year he became professor emeritus.

He also served as physician to the Boston Dispensary
Boston Dispensary
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 in 1871–1882 and to the Massachusetts General Hospital
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 from 1887 to 1908. In 1894 he was president of the Association of American Physicians
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. Besides his contributions to medical journals, he is joint author with Horatio C. Wood of The Practice of Medicine (1897).
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