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HILDRETH, Eugenius Augustns, physician, born in Wheeling, West Virginia, 13 September, 1821; died there 31 August, 1885. He was graduated at Kenyon college in 1840, and at the Medical college of Ohio in Cincinnati in 1844. After serving as resident physician of the commercial hospital and lunatic asylum of Ohio for one year, he settled in Wheel-rag. He was president of the Wheeling board of education, also Medical society of West Virginia in 1876-'7, and served on important committees of the American medical association. Dr. Hildreth was a member of the State board of examiners for surgeons in the army, and from 1873 till 1885 member of the United States board of surgeons for pensions. He was the inventor of surgical appliances, and published articles upon "Medical Botany of West Virginia," "Meteorology and Epidemic Diseases of Ohio County," and "Biographies of Physicians of Wheeling for the Last Hundred Years."
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