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PAYNE, Edward Duggan, naval officer, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, 2 July, 1836. He was graduated at Jefferson medical college in 1857, appointed assistant surgeon in the United States navy in 1861, served on the "Congress " in her fight with the "Merrimac," 8 March, 1862, and was assistant surgeon in charge of the " Metacomet" in the action in Mobile bay in August, 1864. He became passed assistant surgeon in 1865, surgeon in 1871, and was retired in 1876 on account of the failure of his health. He has published reports of cases in "Contributions to Medical Science in the United States Navy Department" ; "Medical Essays" (Washington, D. C., 1872); and "United States Naval Sanitary and Medical Reports" (1873-'4).
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