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the West. He was medical officer on the staff of Gen. Grant, medical director of the army of the Tennessee and accom- panied Sherman on his famous march to the sea. Huntington was present in many battles of the war and rendered valuable service at Champion Hills, Vicks- burg, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, etc. After the war he was stationed at different army posts east and west, and from 1875 to ISSO was surgeon in charge of the Soldiers' Home at Washington from 1880 to 1887, working in the surgeon-general's office. After the death of Otis, Huntington completed the remaining volumes of the well known "Medical and Surgical History of the War." The last volume was published in 1883. During the last years of his military service Huntington was in charge of the Army Medical Museum and Li- brary. After his retirement in 1898 he travelled in Europe for his health, when death suddenly overtook him at Rome, December 20, 1899.

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Yale Alumni Weekly, .Tan. M, 1900. ,T. Am. M. Ass. Chioago, 1900, xxiv. Mf<l. Kcr., N. Y., 1899, Ivi, 969.

Kurd, Anson (1824-1910).

Anson Hurd, surgeon in the Civil War, was born in Twinsburg, Summit County, Ohio (the Western Reserve of Connecti- cut) December 27, 1824, of Revolution- ary ancestry, the names Hurd, Brainard and Brooks being prominent in New Eng- land history. He was one of fourteen children, educated at Twinsburg Acad- emy and the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, where he received his academic degree in 1849.

His medical studies were under Dr. William Blackstone of Athens, Ohio. In 1852 he received his M. D. from Star- ling Medical College and began practice in Oxford, Indiana, whence he was sent for several terms as member of the State Legislature and was active in early public affairs. He contracted tuberculosis and in 1856 after consulting the leading diag- nosticians in New York he took a pony,


blanket and lariat and spent a year a pioneer in outdoor life, sleeping on the ground, under the stars, and travelling over the Staked Plains of Texas.

Returning to Indiana he was com- missioned surgeon in the fourteenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

In 1865 he settled in Findlay where he lived throughout his remaining years.

Hurd received honorary degrees from the Ohio Medical College, the Columbus Medical College and the Kentucky School of Medicine. And his papers included:

"Plaster of Paris in Treatment of Fractures," 1872.

"The Identity of Diphtheria and Mem- branous Croup," 1873.

"Extra-uterine Pregnancy with Re- port of Cases,"1878-

"Puerperal Eclampsia with "Cases," 1873, of which the association ordered 1 , 200 extra copies printed for its members.

"Suturing the Severed Tendo Achilles in Open Wound," 1875, the fourth case reported at that time. These were some of his most valuable contributions to medical literature.

Dr. Hurd married, in 1853, Amanda Cell. Of their three children one, Huldah survived him.

Dr. Hurd was a man of genial disposi- tion, and while brusque in manner this peculiarity was really to conceal his phil- anthropy. G. C. M.

Hurd, Edward Payson (1838-1899).

Dr. Hurd was born at Newport, Canada, August 29, 1838, where his father, Samuel Hurd, was post-master, justice of the peace, and county treasurer.

The boy studied at Eaton Academy, at St. Francis College, Richmond, Quebec, and in 1861 entered McGill Medical School, where he graduated in 1865 with highest honors, winning the Holmes gold medal.

For one year he held the position of "dresser" and teacher at McGill, until his marriage, December 1, 1866, to Sarah Elizabeth Camp):)ell, of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

For four subsequent years he practised