Address Delivered Before the American Academy of Dental Science, at Their Eleventh Annual Meeting, Held in Boston, Oct. 30, 1878

Address Delivered Before the American Academy of Dental Science, at Their Eleventh Annual Meeting, Held in Boston, Oct. 30, 1878

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...he served on the British side, and it was not until the year 1790 that he returned to his native town to practise his profession. He died September 16, 1819, deeply lamented by his friends. James Lloyd was a native of Oyster Bay, Long Island, where he was born March 14, 1728. He began his professional studies in Boston, under the guidance of Dr. William Clarke, with whom he remained nearly five years. At the end of this time he went to England, where he enjoyed the most favorable opportunities of seeing the practice of the best physicians and surgeons of that time. He came back to Boston in the year 1752, and at once entered upon the duties of his chosen profession, in which he soon became eminent. He has the name of being the earliest educated obstetrician in the country, as well as the credit of introducing the practice of amputation by the flap operation, or double incision, as it was then called. He was a man of many accomplishments, and during the last half of the last century the prominent figure of the profession. He died March 14, 1810, at the advanced age of eighty-two years. Dr. Lloyd had studied midwifery under the distinguished Smellie, of London; and after his return home he was considered throughout the province the best authority in this branch of medicine. Before this period midwifery had been practised almost exclusively by women, and physicians were summoned only in difficult cases. At the time of the incorporation of this Society, the practice of obstetrics among physicians had become quite general in the larger towns of the State. The following advertisement, in "The Boston Evening Post and the General Advertiser," November 10, 1781, informs the public that after that date the terms of the Boston members of the...
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