Colles(kŏl′ĭs, kŏl′ēz)Abraham 1773-1843
- Irish surgeon who first described Colles' fracture of the wrist.
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Inside was a sheet of the firm's notepaper, with the signature of Colles across the top.
I might take it, therefore, that the scribble was Colles' reply to my letter.
Colles was right; you're not wanting in intelligence, Mr Crawfurd.'
Colles told me that you were a keen fellow, and had wind of some mystery here.
"Colles's Fracture" is a familiar term in the mouths of surgeons.The Glories of Ireland
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