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theretofore been considered impossible for a horse.

On his arrival in 1828 at Honolulu, island of Oahu, he began immediately to fill his duties as the attending physician of the mission. He performed many sur- gical operations which were the first of their kind that had been attempted. At the end of ten years he had thoroughly mastered the Hawaiian language and edited a small book called the ' 'Anatomia' ' of some sixty pages with nineteen plates illustrating the intricacies of the human body, which he in conjunction with a native had drawn and engraved. This work was remarkable in the number of new Hawaiian words coined, as the ig- norance of the Hawaiian in regard to the human body made it impossible other- wise to describe it. The " Hawaiian Spectator" of April, 1838, vol. i, page


13, contains an account written by the doctor of the climate and healthfulness of these islands, as evidenced by his ten years' experience among the natives and foreigners. He points out that owing to the cool sea breezes the temperature never becomes excessive and from the small variation in temperature the islands were certainly healthful.

He married Laura Fish of Clintorn New York State, September 20, 1827, by whom he had nine children, all born in Honolulu.

He died in the coral stone house which he had built in Honolulu and named "Sweet Home," July 12, 1873, of apo- plexy.

(Genealogical Record of the Judd Family, the Hastings Family, Record and Refer- ences in numerous encyclopedias.) Pei-sonal communication from his son