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practice in New York and was president. of the New York Physicians' Society, an inaugural address before which was published in pamphlet form. He was also a contributor to the Homoeopathic Examiner. He was one of the original members of the Institute, his name appearing as such in 1844. He died in New York, September 4, 1868.
WILLIAM P. ESREY, M.D.
Was born in Maple Township, Delaware County, Pa., in 1818. In 1841 he began the study of medicine with Dr. Walter Williamson and graduated at the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1844. After practicing at Norristown about a year, he went to Philadelphia to assist Dr. Williamson, with whom he remained about a year and then opened an office on his own account. He became a member of the Institute in 1816. He died September 28, 1854. He was the author of a work on anatomy and physiology, a Repertory to the Materia Medica of American Provings, and he also translated several works of German authors into English.
ADOLPHUS FELLGER, M.D.
A native of Gemund, in Wurtemberg, was born June 14, 1821. After studying in the Universities of Tübingen, Zurich, and Strasbnrg, he served as surgeon in the army. He came to this country in 1847. In 1869 he graduated from the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania, and practiced in Philadelphia. He became a member of the Institute at the time of the World's Congress, 1876. He published a small pamphlet, What Acts in Potentized Medicines? He died July 19, 1888.
LEVI WELLS FLAGG, M.D.
Was born at West Hartford, Conn., February 14, 1817. He was the oldest son of Augustus and Lydia (Wells) Flagg. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 and shortly afterward was employed by Judge Butler, of New Orleans, as private tutor in his family, a position he occupied for three years. Returning home, he began the study of medicine at Hartford, and in 1844 he entered
the office of Dr. Willard Parker, of New York, and graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1847. The following spring he opened an office at Yonkers, where he soon had a large practice. In 1849 he became acquainted with Dr. John F. Gray and shortly after adopted the Homeopathic practice. He did not become a member of the Institute till 1867, but thereafter took a lively interest in its proceedings. He died of heart disease, May 15, 1884.
JAMES CHESTER FREELAND, M.D.
Was the son of Dr. J. C. Freeland, who practiced twenty-five years in Becket, Mass., and then adopted Homeopathy. James was born in Becket, June 21, 1831. He studied medicine with his father, attended medical lectures at Pittsfield, and graduated at the Western Homeopathic College, at Cleveland, in 1862. In 1855 he removed to Fitchburgh with his father's family. He left there to enter into a partnership with Dr. William B. Chamberlain, at Keene, N. H., but returned in 1858 and remained till his death, April 15, 1870. He was elected a member of the Institute in 1869.
ALFRED FREEMAN, M.D.
Was born at Salem, Washington County, N. Y., November 6, 1793. He came to New York in 1834 and graduated at the New York School of Medicine. After practicing five or six years, he was induced by Dr. A. S. Ball to investigate the claims of Homeopathy, with the result of his adoption of the New-School practice. He was a very successful practitioner, and by his large practice did much to make Homeopathy popular among the people. He was one of the early members of the Institute, his name being enrolled among the others in 1846 ; but he never took any prominent part in any society. He died March 8, 1861.
ELIAL TODD FOOTE, M.D.
The son of Samuel Foote, was born in Greenfield (now Gill), Mass., in May, 1796. When he was a year old his parents moved to Sherburne, N. Y. He studied medicine with Dr. Samuel Guthrie, of Sherburne, and was licensed by the Chenango County Medical Society in 1815. He immediately emigrated to Chautauqua County and located at what was afterward, Jamestown, but which at this period had no name. In June, 1818, he was chairman of a meeting of the physicians of the county called for the purpose of organizing the Chautauqua County Medical Society, of which he was the first president. In 1827 he was elected a permanent member of the New York State Medical Society (Old School) and his name appears as such in the Transactions every year down to 1868 when it is no longer published. At a meeting of the Homeopathic Medical Society of Connecticut, in 1869, Dr. Foote was speaking of the friendly social intercourse existing between the members of the two schools, citing the apparent respect with which he was always treated by the members of the New York State Medical Society of which he was a member, when the secretary (of the Connecticut Society) informed him of a letter he had just received, speaking of his expulsion from the before-mentioned society, a matter of great surprise to Dr. Foote, who subsequently was able to learn that the only reason for such action was that he was practicing Homeopathy. Dr. Foote had been a resident of New Haven for several years, but before leaving New York had been so much interested in the subject of Homeopathy as promulgated and practiced by Dr. Alfred W. Gray, brother of Dr. John F. Gray, and a resident of the same county, that he, with other practitioners of his neighborhood, became a thorough convert to the new system.
He joined the Institute at the meeting in Albany, in 1850, and always took a great interest and an active part in the proceedings. He presided at the session held in Baltimore in 1852. He has been a frequent contributor to our literature mostly on historical subjects. He died November 17, 1877.
WILLIAM STANLEY GEE, M.D.
Was born at Clinton, Henry County, Mo., August 6, 1856. In 1859 his parents moved to Anderson, Ind. In 1879 he entered Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, where he graduated in 1881. After spending a year as house surgeon in Hahnemann Hospital, he engaged in practice in Hyde Park. In 1885 he was elected Professor of Materia Medica and Institutes in the Hahnemann Medical
College of Chicago and continued to lecture for five years on the principles of Homeopathy as taught by Samuel Hahnemann. Dr. Gee was married December 31, 1883, to Katherine Belle James, of Hyde Park. He was elected a member of the Institute in 1885. A few months before his death, which occurred November 11, 1890, he was associated with Dr. Allen in the editorship of the Medical Advance.
ALBERT GILES, M.D. Was born in Kingston, N. Y., May 10, 1809. He left a printing office, where he had been engaged, to study medicine. He graduated at the Berkshire Medical College, at Pittsfield, Mass., in December, 1835. He at once began practice in Troy. N. Y., and in January of the following year he married Miss Ann Osborn of Troy. In 1839 or 1840 he moved to Troy, Wis., where he continued in practice till 1846 when he adopted the teachings of Hahnemann and in 1847 removed to Racine. After ten years of successful practice here, his failing health obliged him to seek a more inland place and he went to Madison and entered into partnership with Dr. J. Bowen of that place. Here, with Dr. Bowen, he edited the Madison Homeopathist. His family being much opposed to bis leaving Racine, he returned there after a few months and became the partner of Dr. Rufus B. Clark. He joined the Institute in 1857 at the meeting held in Chicago. He died June 7, 1862.
SAMUEL W. GRAVES, M.D. Joined the Institute in 1847, while he was living at Taunton, Mass. In 1851 he moved to Springfield and in 1853 he practiced in Chicago, where he conducted the Chicago Homoeopath with Drs. D. S. Smith and R. Ludlam. He died from the sequela of cholera, July 6, 1854 .
GEORGE ALEXANDER HALL, M.D. Was born at Sheridan, Chatauqua County, N. Y., June 5, 1834. He was the son of a farmer but was determined to acquire knowledge, for which such a life did not offer sufficient opportunities. So successful was he that at the age of fifteen he was considered competent to, and did, take charge of a school of seventy-eight pupils. He
had prepared himself for a course at Yale College, but time and means failing, he entered the office of Dr. L. M. Kenyon, at Westfield, N. Y., in 1852, to study medicine. He attended lectures at the Berkshire Medical College in Massachusetts and the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and graduated at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1856. He went into partnership at once, with Dr. Kenyon at Westfield and took his practice when that gentleman removed to Buffalo. Dr. Hall continued to practice at Westfield till 1872, when he removed to Chicago where he remained in practice till his death.
In the fall of 1872 he became one of the Faculty of the IIalinemann Medical College of Chicago and so continued till 1889. He joined the Institute in 1859, at the session at Boston. He has served on many committees and bureaus and presented many valuabla reports. He was vice-president in 1880. Besides these offices he has held the positions of President of the Chautauqua County (N. Y.) Homeopathic Medical Association ; President of the Hahnemann Hospital Clinical Society ; President of the Western Academy of Homeopathy; Physician-in-Chief in Hahnemann Hospital of Chicago, for four years; Surgeon-in-Chief in the same hospital for
He died April 4, 1893.
ALBERT HAMMOND, M.D.
Was born December 11, 1847. He went to St. James's College until that institution was closed in 1863, at the time of Lee's invasion. He afterward attended Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster, Pa., and was subsequently employed at various callings till he took up the study of medicine with Dr. Charles R. Doran in Hagerstown, Md. He attended lectures and graduated at the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1871. He joined the Institute in the same year. He died November 8, 1879. Brief mention was made of his death in the TRANSACTions for 1881,
JOSEPH P. HARVEY, M.D.
Was born in Bucks County, Pa., November 25, 1836. He graduated at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1865