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MANN, James, physician, b.inWrentham, Massachusetts, 22 July, 1759; died on Governor's island, New York, 7 November, 1832. He was graduated at Harvard in 1776, studied medicine, and served as surgeon for three years in the Revolutionary army, and visited Shays's camp during the rebellion of 1786-'7, in order to report to General William Shepard. He subsequently settled in New York, and practised there till the beginning of the war of 1812, when he joined the United States army as hospital surgeon, and was afterward in charge of the medical department on the north-crn frontier. After the peace he was retained as post-surgeon, and became assistant surgeon in 1821. He was a member of the S9cie[y of the Cincinnati. Yale gave him the degree of A. M. in 1782, and Brown the same in 1783, and he was a fellow of the American academy of arts and sciences. He published two medical treatises (New York, 1804) that gained prizes, and "Medical Sketches of the Campaigns of 1812-'14 (New York, 1816).
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