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visiting surgeon to the Cit^'- Hospital. In natural history and botany he was always greatly interested and was one of the founders and for many years president of the Worcester Natural History Societ}^ Much of his spare time was spent in his garden, and any wild flower of the neighborhood of Worcester, he did not know, was rare indeed.

His sou Lemuel F. Woodward became a doctor.

W. L. B.

Phys. and Surg, of the United States, W. B. Atkinson.

Woodward, Theodore (1788-1840).

Theodore Woodward was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, July 17, 1788, and died in 1840. At the age of twenty- one he began to practise and remained all his life in Castleton, Vermont. By the aid of his colleague Dr. Selah Gridley and some friends of the enterprise he succeeded in founding and establishing the Vermont Academy of Medicine at Castleton, Vermont, which became asso- ciated with Middlebury College. He was a member of the Corporation of the Vermont Academy of Medicine from 1818 to 1840, and professor of surgery and obstetrics there from 1818 to 1824 and the same in 1822 with diseases of women and children added. In 1824 he was registrar of the Academy and made professor of the principles and practice of surgery, obstetrics and the diseases of women and children, continuing this work until 1838, when he became inca- pacitated by the disease that terminated his life.

He was a laborious student of every- thing which related to the nature and cure of disease, and blended with unusual symmetry the characters and avocations of the student and the physician.

Woodward was distinguished for quickness of apprehension and acute discrimination when investigating dis- ease, and great shrewdness in the ex- pediency and adaptation of remedies.

During the course of his practice he performed most of the operations of


surgery which are regarded as critical and was distinguished for his fortunate selection of the proper time and medical treatment.

He married Mary Armington, and had three sons and three daughters. One son, Adrian Theodore Woodward, studied medicine and became distinguished as a general surgeon.

J. H. W.

Boston Med. and Surg. Jour., 1841, vol. xxiii.

Wooten, Thomas Dudley (1829-1906).

Thomas Dudley Wooten was born in Barren County, Kentucky, March 6, 1829. His parents were Virginians. He graduated from the medical depart- ment of the University of Louisville in 1853, and settled in Springfield, Missouri, in 1856. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as a private, but later was made surgeon of Foster's regiment, Second Missouri Infantry. In August, 1861, he was appointed chief surgeon of McBride's Division, and a Little later surgeon-general of all the Missouri forces. Afterwards he was made medical director of the First Army Corps of the West, commanded by Gen. Sterling Price. In 1865 he practised in Paris, Texas, and in 1876 moved to Austin, in both places achieving considerable reputation as a surgeon.

He was a member of the county and state medical societies in 1885. He married in 1853 Henrietta Goodall ol Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and had four children. Two of his sons, Goodall and Joseph S., became physicians.

Dr. Wooten did at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, August 1, 1906, of acute gastro-entero-colitis, after an illness of four days. G. M. D.

Daniel's Texas, N. J., Austin 1SS7-8, iii (port.).

Worcester, Noah (1812-1S47).

Noah Worcester, an early dermatolo- ist, Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio, was born in Thornton, New Hampshire, July 29, 1812, the son of a teacher of very