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BLACK, James Rush, physician, born near Glasgow, Scotland, 3 March. 1827. His education was received at Granville College (now Dennison University), Ohio Medical College, and the medical department of the University of New York, where he received his degree in 1849. He resided first in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and then in Ohio, at Linville and Cambridge, settling in Newark, Ohio, in 1863. During the civil war he was surgeon of the 113th Ohio infantry, and afterward medical director on General Gilbert's staff. He has since devoted his attention chiefly to etiology and hygiene, and in 1876 was called to fill the chair of hygiene at Columbus Medical College. He is a member of numerous medical societies, including the American Medical Association and the Ohio State Medical Society. Dr. Black has written for the medical and scientific journals, and is the author of "Ten Laws of Health, and Guide to Protection against Epidemic Diseases" (Philadelphia, 3d ed., 1885).
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