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JANES, Edward Houghton, physician, born in Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 3 October, 1820. He was educated in the Delaware literary institute, Franklin county, New York, and was graduated at the Berkshire medical college in 1847. He settled in practice in New York city in 1850, was for a short period during the civil war in the service of the sanitary commission, and appointed sanitary inspector by the Metropolitan board of health in 1866. Since 1873 he has been assistant superintendent of the New York health department. In 1872 he was appointed to the chair of hygiene in the Women's medical college of the New York infirmary. He was one of the original members of the American public health association, and was its recording secretary from 1877 till 1880. He has published a "Report on Condensed Milk" (1858), "Report on the Sanitary Condition of New York" (New York, 1865), annual reports to the American public health association, and papers on professional subjects.
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