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REESE, John James, physician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 June, 1818. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1837, and at the medical department in 1839, and began practice in his native city. He entered the United States army as surgeon of volunteers in 1861, and was in charge of a hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Reese has continued to reside in that city, is professor of jurisprudence and toxicology in the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of foreign and domestic professional societies. He was president of the Philadelphia medical jurisprudence society in 1886-'7, and is physician to several city hospitals. He has contributed largely to professional literature, edited the 7th American edition of Taylor's " Medical Jurisprudence," and published "American Medical Formulary" (Philadelphia, 1850)" "Analysis of Physiology" (1853)" "Manual of Toxicology" (1874); and a " Text-Book of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology " (1884).
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