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Ives, AnseU W. (17S7-1S38).

Born at Woodbury, Connecticut, on the thirty-first of August, 1787, he was the third child of a struggling farmer who had to let the boy be apprent- ice to a farmer till he was nineteen, when, having qualified himself to keep an elementary school, he taught for several years with credit to himself and advantage to his employers. Con- tinuing at the same time, with the greatest zeal, his plan of self-instruc- tion, he soon found himself sufficiently advanced to commence the study of a profession; and having chosen that of medicine, entered himself a student with Dr. North, a physician of New Lon- don. On removing to Fishkill, in the State of New York, he continued his studies with Dr. Barto White, and completed them in the office of Dr. Valentine Mott, graduating in the Col- lege of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of New York in the year 1815. He contributed largely to our medical journals; and some of his papers, especially that on " Humulus Lupulus," gained him much credit, both at home and abroad. He republished, •with notes and additions, " Paris's Phar- macologia," and "Hamilton's Observa- tions on the Use and Abuse of Mercurial Medicines," and also a description of the "Epidemic Influenza," which pre- vailed in the northern and eastern states in the year 1815; indeed, his whole time was spent in improving his own mind, or making himself use- ful to his fellow-men.

Dr. Ives was well formed, his manners prepossessing, and he had a fund of humor and anecdote which made his company acceptable to his associates. He enjoyed a fine share of health, until he was attacked in February, 1837, with neuralgic pain


about the left hip, which gradually increased in duration and violence until his sufferings, for hours together, were almost beyond endurance. About five months from the attack the hip and thigh began to enlarge, which they continued steadily to do with augmented pain till February 2, 1838, when death relieved him from his agony. On dissection a large tumor was found on the left ileum, extending downwards under the left gluteus muscle. F. U. J.

From Amer. Jour. Med. Sci., 1838, vol. xxii- The same biog. is in William's Amer. Biog.> 1845.

Ives, Eli (1778-1861).

Eli Ives was born in New Haven, February 7, 1775, son of Dr. Levi Ives, a physician of large practice in New Haven. He entered Yale College in 1795, graduating in 1799, and then spent fifteen months as the rector of the Hopkins Grammar School, at New Haven. W^hile thus teaching, he took up the study of medicine under his father and Dr. Eneas Mimson, Senior, and later went to Philadelphia to attend the lectures of Rush, Wister and Barton, at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1802 he returned and began the practice of medicine, being made a member of the Connecticut Medical Society on May 4, 1802. Three years later he again went to Philadelphia to attend the lec- tures there, but did not remain long enough to graduate. In October, 1811, the honorary degree of M. D. was con- ferred upon him by the Connecticut Medical Society.

He was prominent among those who estabhshed the Yale Medical School, being on all the committees of confer- ence and practically at the head of the movement so far as the medical society