Biographical Encyclopaedia of Massachusetts of the Nineteenth Century Volume 2

Biographical Encyclopaedia of Massachusetts of the Nineteenth Century Volume 2

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...mammoth petition for the introduction of homoeopathic practice into the army and navy. After the battle of Fredericksburg, in the time of our greatest need. Dr. Thayer tendered his services to Governor Andrew, "for.any service where he could be useful." His Excellency warmly indorsed the Doctors letter, and forwarded it to Surgeon-General Dale, who returned it to Dr. Thayer with this brief statement: "When your services are needed you will be sent for." So much for allopathic prejudice. Dr. Dale, previous to this time, had offered a full commission as surgeon to a student in Dr. Thayer's office, who was an undergraduate, while the preceptor of twenty years' practice, whose heart was from first to last with our army in the field, was denied the privilege of treating the sick and wounded soldiers because he was a conspicuous practitioner of homoeopathy. Dr. Thayer was one of four who were chiefly instrumental in organizing the Homoeopathic College as the medical department of Boston University. He was nominated as candidate for Dean of that college, but declined, and nominated another, who was chosen. For eight years he has been Professor of Practice and the Institutes of Medicine in Boston University. He has always taken a deep interest in politics; and for many years, and until he abandoned public affairs for the exacting and engrossing duties of his profession, few men exerted greater personal influence in the elections. His house was the favorite resort of prominent men of the anti-slavery school of politics. The Doctor was five times elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and would have represented his district in the Senate but for his positive refusal to be a candidate. During his legislative career he was...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576934
  • 9781236576934