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BRACKETT, Joshua, physician, born in Greenland, New Hampshire, 5 May, 1733; died 17 July, 1802. He was graduated at Harvard in 1752. At the desire of his parents he studied theology and began to preach, but afterward studied medicine with Dr. Jackson, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and became a physician in that town. He was a zealous patriot, a member of the state committee of safety, and during the revolution was judge of the New Hampshire maritime court. He was a founder of the state medical society, and its president from 1793 till 1799. He gave it 143 volumes of medical works at its establishment, and his wife, Hannah Whipple, of Kittery, Maine, left the society at her death, 23 April, 1805, a bequest of 8500. Dr. Brackett bequeathed $1,500 to Harvard toward founding a professorship of natural history. See Adams's "Annals of Portsmouth" and Thaeher's "Medical Biography" (Boston, 1828).
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