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DIX, John Homer, author, born about 1810; died in 1884. He was graduated at Harvard in 1833, and as M. D. at Jefferson medical College, Philadelphia, in 1836, and settled in Boston, where he was highly successful as an aurist and oculist. He was a member of the American ophthalmic society, the American otological society, the Massachusetts medical benevolent society, and the Boston society of natural history. In 1856'7 he built the Hotel Pelham in Boston, the first family hotel erected on this continent. He was the author of "Changes of the Blood," translated from the French of M. Tibert for Dunglison's medical library (Philadelphia); "Treatise on Strabismus" (Boston, 1841); " Essay on Morbid Sensibility of the Retina," Boylston prize essay (Boston, 1849); and " The Ophthalmoscope and its Uses " (1856).
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