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BOYLAND, George Halsted, physician, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 19 January, 1845. He was graduated at Andover academy in 1862, and then spent some time at, Yale. Later he studied medicine in Paris, and received, in 1874, his degree from the University in Leipsic for investigations conducted in the Wagner laboratory. During the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-'1 he served in the surgical corps of the French army, and was decorated for his services. He was the first to introduce salicylic acid made from carbolic acid, as an antiseptic, in the United States. Dr. Boyland has been a frequent contributor to the medical and scientific press of this country, and is the author of "Six Months udder the Red Cross with the French Army" (Cincinnati, 1875).
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