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HOMANS, John, physician, born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1793; died there, 17 April, 1868. He was graduated at Harvard in 1812, and at the medical department in 1815, and practised in Worcester and in Brookfield, Massachusetts In 1829 he settled in Boston, for several years was president of the Massachusetts historical society.--His son, Charles Dudley, physician, born in Boston, 5 December, 1826; died in Mount Desert, Maine, 2 September, 1886, was graduated at Harvard in 1846, and at the medical department in 1849. He settled in Boston, and was surgeon of the Boston city hospital from its foundation. He was president of the Massachusetts medical society in 1884-'6, of the Charitable eye and ear infirmary, and of the Boston humane society.
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