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CASTLE, Frederick Albert, physician, born in Fabius, New York, 29 April, 1842. He received a common-school education in his native town, and in the Rochester, New York, high school, after which he matriculated in the Albany medical College. Soon after the beginning of the war he became a medical cadet in the United States army, and was stationed at the Carver general hospital in Washington during 1862-'3. From 1863 till the close of the war he was acting assistant surgeon in the navy, and served on board the "General Bragg," a steamer attached to the lower Mississippi squadron. He was graduated at the Bellevue hospital medical College in 1866, and soon afterward settled in New York city. Dr. Castle has held various hospital appointments, and has been connected with the Bellevue hospital medical College as assistant demonstrator of anatomy, instructor in the summer course, assistant to the chair of obstetrics and diseases of women and children, lecturer on diseases of infants and obstetric operations, and on pharmacology. Besides being a member of numerous medical and pharmaceutical societies, he was one of the committee of revision and publication of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States in 1880. He was on the editorial staff of "The Medical Record" from 1872 till 1876, and edited "New Remedies" from October, 1873, until it became the "American Druggist," of which he continues to be the editor. He has published papers and editorial articles in "The Medical Record," "Boston Medical and Surgical Journal," and other journals, and also, with Dr. Leroy M. Yale, a "Report on the Epidemic of Cholera on Blackwell's Island in 1866," and has edited "Wood's Household Practice of Medicine, Hygiene, and Surgery" (2 vols., New York, 1880), and the first and second decennial catalogues of Bellevue hospital medical College.
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