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HUPP, John Cox, physician, born in Donegal, Washington County, Pennsylvania, 24 November, 1819. Hewas graduated at Washington college, Pennsylvania, in 1844, at Jefferson medical college in 1847, and began practice in Wheeling, West Virginia He has been president of the board of examining surgeons for pensions, and was appointed in 1875 a delegate of the American medical association to the European medical associations. He was one of the founders of the Medical society of West Virginia, and in addition to contributions to medical journals and other periodicals has published a "Biographical Sketch of Joseph Thoburn, M. D." (1865); a memorial to the legislature of West Virginia on the appointment of a state geologist (1870); and a memorial to the same body to establish a state board of health (1877). Some of his sketches descriptive of the early history of his native county appeared in Creig'h's "History of Washington County."
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