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HEUSTIS, Jabez Wiggins, physician, born probably in St. John, N. B., in 1784; died in Talladega Springs, Alabama, in 1841. He received his medical education in the New York college of physicians and surgeons, and in 1806-'7 was assistant surgeon in the United States navy. He then became surgeon in the United States army under General Jackson, and served throughout the southern campaigns. Afterward he resided in Cahawba, Alabama, until he removed to Mobile in 1885. His death was caused by blood-poisoning, contracted while performing an operation. His publications are "Physical Observations and Medical Tracts and Researches on the Topography and Diseases of Louisiana " (New York, 1817); "lVfedicai Facts and Inquiries respecting the Causes. Nature, Prevention, and Cure of Fever" (Cahawba, 1821); and the "Bilious Remittent Fever of Alabama" (1825). He also contributed largely to the " American Journal of Medical Science."-His son, James Fountain, physician, born in Cahawba, Alabama, 15 November, 1829, was educated in the common schools of Mobile and at the medical department of the University of Louisiana, where he was graduated in 1848. He was assistant-surgeon in the United States navy in 1850-'7, and afterward practised his profession in Mobile. He was elected professor of anatomy in the Alabama medical college in 1859, served as surgeon in the Confederate army throughout the civil war, and since 1875 has been professor of surgery in Alabama medical college. He has been successful as a surgeon, having performed many important operations, and has contributed to current medical literature.
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