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BACON, David Francis, physician, born in Prospect, Connecticut, 30 November 1813; died in New York, 23 January 1866. He was graduated at Yale in 1831, and at the medical school in 1836. Soon after the completion of his studies he was sent as principal colonial physician to Liberia by the American colonization society. During the greater part of his life he resided in New York, and was actively interested in politics. He was a frequent contributor to periodical literature, and published "Lives of the Apostles" (New York, 1835), and also " Wanderings on the Seas and Shores of Africa" (1843).
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