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HOUGHTON, Henry Clark, physician, born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 22 January, 1837. He was graduated at Bridgewater normal school in 1859, where he was made instructor. He received his medical degree from the New York university in 1867, and in that year was appointed resident physician to the Five Points house of industry, which place he held till 1869. From 1868 till 1870 he was professor of physiology in the New York homeopathic college, and from 1869 till 1872 professor of physiology in the New York college for women. In 1868 he was appointed surgeon to the New York ophthalmic hospital, which post he now holds (1887). For two years he was individual relief agent in the Christian commission. He is now dean and professor in the College of New York ophthalmic hospital, professor of clinical otology in New York homeopathic medical college, president of the American homeopathic ophthalmological and otological society since 1881, and president of the Homeopathic medical societies of New York county and New York state. He is the author of "Lectures on Clinical Otology" (Boston, 1885).
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