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GREEN, John, physician, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1784; died there, 17 October, 1865. He was graduated at Brown in 1804, and received his medical degree from both Brown and Harvard in 1826. He established a large practice in Worcester, accumulated a valuable professional library, and in 1859 presented 7,000 miscellaneous works to the City of Worcester as a basis for a public library.--His nephew, John, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, 2 April, 1835, was graduated at Harvard in 1855, admitted a fellow of the Massachusetts medical society by examination in 1858, studied medicine at Cambridge and in Europe in 1855-'60, and took his medical degree at Harvard in 1866. In 1857 he accompanied Professor Jeffries Wyman on a scientific expedition to Surinam. He began practice in Boston in 1861, and during 1862 was in the medical service of the Western sanitary commission of the United States army, and acting assistant surgeon in the Army of the Tennessee. He visited Europe in 1865 in order to pursue studies in ophthahnology, and removed to St. Louis in 1866. He is an original member of the Ophthahnological society of America, was elected professor of this branch and of otology in the St. Louis College of physicians and surgeons in 1868, became surgeon to the St. Louis eye and ear infirmary in 1872, and ophthalmic surgeon to St. Luke's hospital in 1874. He is a member of the principal medical societies both of the state and country, and has contributed numerous papers on his specialty to various professional journals.
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