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HOOPER


HOPKINS


lation on the Action of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerves," 1888.

"The Mechanical Effects of Adenoid Vegetions in Children," 1S89.

"Multiple Papilloma of the Larynx in Young Children," 1891.

Boston Med. and Surg. .Tour., 1S92, vol. cxxvii.

Hooper, WilUam Davis (1843-1893).

He was born on August 28, 1843, at " Beaver Dam," Hanover County, Vir- ginia — now historic ground, the locality having been the scene of one of the most desperately hard fought battles of the "seven days fights around Richmond," that of Mechanicsville or Ellison's Mills.

His father dying when he was only seven years of age, his mother removed to Richmond, where he was educated in the schools of that city. He then found em- ployment in the drug-store of Mr. Hugli Blair, of Richmond, where he acquirer! an excellent knowledge of chemistry and pharmacy. On the outlireak of Civil War he entered the army (t'onfederate) as a hospital steward and was assigned to duty in the dispensary at Camp Lee, after- wards Howard Grove Hospital, a position for which his experience particularly well fitted him. While thus serving he began to study medicine as a government stu- dent in the Medical College of Virginia, at Richmond, and, graduating with the highest honors, received the prize offered for the best original essay, in the spring of 1865.

At the close of the war, within a few weeks after his graduation in medicine, he settled in Liberty, now called Bed- ford City, in Bedford County, Virginia. He possessed a thorough knowledge of medicine and surgery, and was quick, al- most unerring, in diagnosis, making him a high authority, and calling into requisi- tion his services as a consultant in dis- tant parts of the state. In 1873 he went abroad and traveled in Europe, visiting many of the largest hospitals in England and on the Continent, adding much to his store of professional knowledge. In June, 1875, he repeated his visit to Europe.


He married in June, 1875, Miss Kelso, of Bedford County. They had only one child, a son, who died before his father.

In Deceml)er, 1892, the latter was for the fourth timeattacted by "grippe," and never really recovered. In June he was taken suddenly ill, his strength failed very rapidly and he died on July 31, 1893.

He made numerous contril)utions to medical literature. The following are the titles of some:

" Report of a Case of Extra-uterine Pregnancy; Removal of the Fetal Skel- eton by Abdominal Incision — Recovery." ("Transactions Medical Society of Vir-


ginia," 1872.)


"Relation of the So-called Ague to Malarial Fever," ibid., 1874.

"Intestinal Obstruction of Twelve Days' Duration." ("Virginia Medical Monthly," vol. ii.)

"Remarks on Aspiration, with Report of a (?ase." ("Transactions Medical Society of Virginia," 1876.)

" Irritation of the Ganglion of Remak." ("Virginia Medical Monthly," vol. xii.)

"Gun-shot Injury of the Brain. Breech-pin of Gun Imbedded in Cerebral Substance for Three Months without Producing Constitutional Symptoms." ("Transactions Medical Society of \'ir- ginia," 1887.)

"Report on Addresses in Medicine, with a Description of a New Method of Treating Ulcerated Bladder with Pros- tatic Enlargement." ("Transactions Medical Society of Virginia," 1888.)

R. M. S.

Trans. Med. Soc. of V:i., 1893.

Hopkins, Lemuel (1750-lSOl).

This eminent consulting physician, re- nowned for his skill in treating tuber- culosis, a satirist and poet of some repute in his day, was born in Salem Society (now Naugatuck) on June 19, 1750, the second son of Stephen Hopkins, Jr., and Patience, his second wife. Of his boy- hood we know nothing save that he was of a slender constitution and was then troubled with a "cough, hoarseness, a