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HOOPER


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I i.f >.iii ut :i Dr. .lainrs Ilooil, lii' was iK.ru on March !!•. ISJ'.i, in Kair- viow, Ohio.

In 1S4() lu' wont to Ikown.xvillc. Ol»io. anil riMuainoil theip ahovit three years as ht'lp in a store. His fatlicr. who liail h>anoii consiilorablo money on tlu^ so-caUed •'wild lands" of Illinois. sent him early in the winter of 1S4'.I into Hrown. McHonough and .Schuyler (.'onntics. Illinois, to foreclose the mort- jrapes. He settleil mortgages, ovisted squatters and compromised litigations and returnetl home with several thou- s;inil dollars in gold concealeil in his U'lt. Then he went to Baltimore to attend lectures in the Medical Depart- ment. University of Maryland, but return- ed home to Gratiot, Ohio, before grad- uation he began to practise med- icine with his father. In ISoO he married Margaret, daughter of Samuel Wincgarner. but she died a few mohths afterwards. A little later he began practice at Columbus, Ohio, where in June, 1S54, he married Mary Hyde, widow of Dr. Eliphalet Hyde and daughter of William G. Boggs.

He graduated M. A. in 1874 at Ohio Wesleyan University and took his M. D. in 1862 at the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. In 1861 he went to Cleveland, appeared before the Faculty, Medical Department West- ern Reserve College and passed ex- amination, and on November 6 was appointed assistant surgeon seventy- sixth Ohio Volunteers. He left New- ark with the regiment February 6, 1S62, and ten days later was in the battle of Fort Donaldson. He was mustered out October 13 and resumed practice at Newark, Ohio, and in 1867 was appointed assistant in the provost marshal general's office, Washington, under direction of Surg, (afterwards surgeon-general) Jedediah H. Baxter.

Dr. Hood was professor of anatomy 1870-71, practice of medicine 1877-91, diseases of nervous system 1892, and dean of medical faculty 1881-1900,


Howard Medical Sciiool. He died on

March 1.'), 1900. 1). S. L.

Lamb '8 History of Medical Department,

Howard l^nivcreity, D. C.

.Minutes of Medical Society, D. C, March

21 and 28. 1900.

Trans. Medical Society, D. C. v, 1900,

National Medical Review, 1900-1901, x.

Hooper, Franklin Henry (1850-1892).

Franklin Henry Hooper, laryngolo- gist, son of Robert C. Hooper, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on Sep- tember 19, 1850. He was educated in Europe and matriculated at Har- \ard Medical School in 1876. After- wards he spent several years in Euro- pean clinics and in Vienna, specially at that of Schroetter, making laryn- gological studies. On returning to Boston he was immediately appointed assistant in throat diseases at the Mass- achusetts General Hospital and after- wards aurist at the Boston Dispensary, becoming eventually professor of laryn- gology at the Dartmouth Medical Col- lege and instructor of the same at the Harvard School.

In addition to his recognized ability as diagnostician he owed much to his bold use of anesthesia in the removal of adenoids. His famous experiments upon the innervation of the larynx, with special reference to the functions of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, made his work of special value.

The disease from which he himself suffered began on his tongue in 1884, and in 1891 there appeared small epithelial growths. A portion of the tongue was removed but in 1892 the glands of the neck became affected and he died after much suffering, cheer- fully borne, on November 22, 1892.

His writings included:

"Experimental Researches on the Tension of the Vocal Bands, etc.," 1883.

" A Case of Cavernous Papilloma of the Vocal Bands," 1884.

"Concerning the Positions of Paralyzed Vocal Bands," 1886.

"Effects of Varving Rates of Stimu-