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CHANCELLOR, Charles Williams, physician, born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, 19 February, 1833. He was educated at Georgetown College, District of Columbia, and at the University of Virginia, and was graduated at ,Jefferson medical College, Philadelphia, in 1853. He practiced in Alexandria, Virginia, till 1861, and during the civil war was medical director on the staff of General Pickett, in the Confederate army. After the war he practiced in Memphis, Tennessee, till 1868, when he was elected professor of anatomy in Washington University, Baltimore, Maryland He was made dean of the faculty in 1869, and transferred to the chair of surgery in 1870. He resigned in 1878, was elected Secretary of the State board of health in 1876, and president of the State insane asylum in 1877. He has published a "Report upon the Condition of the Prisons, Reformatories, and Charitable Institutions of Maryland," made to the governor of the state (Frederick, Maryland, 1875); a treatise on "Mineral Waters and Sea-side Resorts" (Baltimore, 1888); and a large number of monographs on medical and sanitary subjects, in-eluding "Contagious and Infectious Diseases" (Baltimore, 1878); "Drainage of the Marsh Lands of Maryland " (1884); "A Sanitary Inspection of Elkton, Maryland" (1886); " Heredity" (Philadelphia, 1886); and the "Sewerage of Cities" (Baltimore, 1886). He has also read papers before the American public health association on "The Squalid Dwellings of the Poor" (1884); and " Impure Air and Unhealthy Occupations as Predisposing Causes of Pulmonary Consumption " (1885). Dr. Chancellor is a fellow of the Royal society of London.
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