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HOUGH, Jacob B., physician, born in Camargo, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 23 June, 1829. He was graduated at the medical department of the University of Michigan in 1863, and for two years taught analytical and medical chemistry there, but resigned a few months before the termination of the civil war, to enter the army. He practised in Ohio in 1866-'72, and in 1875 became professor of chemistry and toxicology in Miami medical college, Cincinnati, where he has resided since 1873, working as an analytical and consulting chemist. He has published various papers on chemical, physical, and medical subjects, and has invented numerous mechanical and technological devices. Among his papers are "Chlorinated Anaesthetics," "Report on Medical Chemistry," "First Phases of Living Forms," "Melanoidin, a New Compound," "Origin of Animal Heat," and "Report of the Analysis of School Room Atmospheres," in the tenth annual report of the Cincinnati health department (1876.)
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