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OTTO, Charles, Danish physician, born in St. Thomas, Wisconsin, 20 May, 1795; died in Copenhagen, 13 May, 1879. He received his early education in St. Thomas, but finished his studies in Copenhagen, where he was graduated in medicine in 1819. He visited South America in 1825, 1829, 1834, and 1848, and published " Phrenologien," in which the author made a particular study of the crania of the South American Indians (Copenhagen, 1825) ; " Om Braendevinens fordaervelige Virkninger paa menneskens Legeme og Aand," in which the author narrates the terrible effects of liquor on the Indian races of North and South America; and other works.
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