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FISHER, George Jackson, physician, born in North Castle, Westchester County, New York, 27 November 1825. He was descended from an Old Dutch family of Westchester County, New York, and studied medicine with Dr. Nelson Nivison, and in the medical department of the University of New York, where he was graduated in 1849. He began practice in Mecklenburg, New York, and removed to Sing Sing in 1851, where he was physician and surgeon to the state prison in 1853'4. He was U. S. examining surgeon for twenty years, and in 1874 was president of the New York state medical society. He is the author of "Biographical Sketches of Deceased Physicians of Westchester County" (New York. 1861); "On Animal Substances Employed as Medicines by the Ancients" (1862); "Diploteratology, an Essay on Compound Human Monsters," printed in the "Transactions" of the New York state medical society (1865'8); "On the Influence of Maternal Mental Emotion in the Production of Monsters" (1870); "Teratology" (1875); "A Brief History of the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood" (1877); "Sketches of some of the Old Masters of Anatomy, Surgery, and Medicine" (1880'3); and "History of Surgery," in the "International Encyclopaedia of Surgery" (1886).
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