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DAMON, Howard Franklin, physician, born in Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1833; died in Boston, 17 September 1884. He was graduated at Harvard in 1858, and at the medical department of that institution in 1861. He was physician and superintendent of the Boston dispensary in 1862-'4, and was afterward admitting physician to the City hospital, and physician to the department of skin diseases among outdoor patients. He was a member of the American medical association, of the Boston society for medical improvement, the Boston microscopical society, and was corresponding member of the New York dermatological society. He was the author of "Leucocythmmia," a Boylston prize essay (Boston, 1864); "Photographs of Skin Diseases" (Boston, 1870); "Neuroses of the Skin "(Philadelphia, 1868); "Structural Lesions of the Skin" (Philadelphia, 1869); and "Some General Remarks on the Frequency of Skin Diseases" (1870).
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