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SYME, a contraction of Simon. In Scotland the name is more frequently spelled Sim and Sime. An eminent surgeon of this name, James Syme, born in Fifeshire in 1799, was in 1833 appointed professor of clinical surgery in the university of Edinburgh, where he had been educated. He is the author of a ‘Treatise on the Excision of Diseased Joints,’ 1831; ‘Contributions to Pathology,’ ‘The Practice of Surgery,’ and other medical works, and was chosen chairman of the Committee for the Examination of Surgical Instruments of the International Exhibition at London in 1862.

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