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GIHON, Albert Leary, surgeon, born in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, 6 June, 1833. He was graduated at the Philadelphia hi ah-school in 1850, and was professor in the Philadelphia medical College in 1853-'4. He entered the United States navy in 1855 as assistant surgeon, became surgeon in 1861, medical inspector in 1872, and medical director, with the rank of captain, in 1879. He is now (1887) stationed at Mare Island, California. His published works are "Practical Suggestions in Naval Hygiene" (New York, 1871) :" The Need of Sanitary Reform in Ship Life" (1877); "Sanitary Commonplaces Applied to the Navy" (1877); and the "Prevention of Venereal Disease by Legislation" (1882), and is a constant contributor to magazines and newspapers.
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