An Account of the Physicians and Dentists of Groton, Massachusetts: Including Those Who, Born There, Have Practised Their Profession Elsewhere. With an Appendix

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Page 20 - Green, and horn at Wendell, on October 8, 1797. He attended school at the academies in New Salem, Westfield and Milton, and graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1818. He studied medicine in the office of Dr. John Collins Warren, of Boston, and took the degree of MD at the Harvard Medical School in the year 1821. Soon after taking this degree he was appointed apothecary at the Massachusetts General Hospital, then just opened for the reception of patients, where he remained for one year. At...
Page 9 - WILLIAM LAWRENCE, who departed this life May 19, AD 1764, Anno ^Etatis 67. " He was a gentleman who, in military life, rose from the rank of Capt. Lieut. to the command of a regiment. In the year 1739, he was made Justice of the Peace, afterwards Quorum Unus, a special Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Middlesex, and a standing Justice of that county.
Page 15 - Mansfield, Joseph. Hope, a poem, delivered in the chapel of Harvard University, at a public exhibition, July 8th, 1800. By Joseph Mansfield, a junior sophister.
Page 7 - In 1777, he was elected a member of the supreme executive council of the state, and after serving in that capacity for three years, declined a reelection.
Page 21 - ... Mr. Kiernan was amongst those most actively engaged in the establishment of the University of London, of the Senate of which institution, on its incorporation in 1837, he became a member, and subsequently a frequent examiner in his special subjects. He was never married. In 1865 he was seized with a paralytic stroke, from the effects of which he never fully recovered. The investigations of Mr. Kiernan on the liver, together with those of Mr. Bowman on the kidney, will be always looked back to...
Page 80 - Ky. , having complied with the requirements for graduation, received the degree of MD from the Medical Department of the University of...
Page 23 - ... a representative from Dunstable to the Massachusetts legislature in the years 1809 and 1811 ; but, at the writing of the letter, he appears to have been living on the New Hampshire side of the line. He removed to Groton in the year 1826, where he remained for two years, living on what is now called Hollis street, in the house occupied by the Reverend John Todd, when Mr. Butler's map of the town was published. He left Groton early in 1828, and went to Dunstable (now Nashua) ; and he died on July...
Page 7 - Dr. Prescott took an early and decided part in the American revolution, by entering warmly into those measures which were considered necessary to vindicate our national rights, and by assisting cheerfully and largely in their defence. He exerted his influence in moulding the government into its present shape, and remained to the close of his life its invariable defender. He was very influential in suppressing the dangerous insurrection of 1786. He received from government many appointments and commissions....
Page 5 - ... eminent physician. After having completed his preparatory studies in medicine, he settled in Groton, his native town, and supported for many years a very extensive practice. As the number of physicians who were regularly or suitably educated, was at that day small, and those were settled far apart, the limits of his practice were extended to a great distance on every side ; so that no person in this country, probably, underwent more laborious and continued exercise in the profession than Dr....
Page 8 - ... induced him to accept a military command, and he soon tendered his resignation. In the month of February of this year, 1781, Dr. Prescott received from government a commission to " cause to be apprehended and committed to gaol, any person, whom you shall deem the safety of the Commonwealth requires to be restrained of his personal liberty, or whose enlargement within the Commonwealth is dangerous thereto.

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