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FLINT, Jacob, clergyman, born in Reading, 3lass., 7 August 1767 ; died in Marshfield, Massachusetts, 11 October 1835. He was graduated at Harvard in 1794, and ordained pastor of the Unitarian Congregational Church in C0hasset, 10, June 1798. He published a history of Cohasset in the Massachusetts historical collection, and two discourses on the history of Cohasset (1821, reprinted in 1868).
His son, Joshua Barker Flint, surgeon, born in Cohasset, 3lass., 13 October 1801; died in Louisville, Kentucky, 19 March 1864, studied with his father, and was graduated at Harvard in 1820. He was appointed usher in the English classical school at Boston, of which George B. Emerson was the principal, and remained there for two years, after which he studied medicine. He received his medical degree at Harvard in 1825 and practiced in Boston for twelve years, during which he served several terms in the legislature. In 1837 he was called to the chair of surgery in the Louisville medical institute, which he held until 1849. He was then elected to the same chair in the Kentucky school of medicine, and remained there until Ms death. He was the author of "Practice of Medicine" (2d ed., 1868).
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