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IRELAND, Josias Alexander, physician, born in Jefferson county, Kentucky, 15 September, 1824. He studied medicine in the University of Louisville and in the Kentucky school of medicine, where he was graduated in 1851. He practised in Louisville, and since 1864 has confined himself to the specialties of obstetrics and gynecology. He became professor of obstetrics in the Kentucky school of medicine in 1864, professor of clinical medicine in the University of Louisville in 1866, and in 1867 returned to his former chair in the Kentucky school of medicine. In 1872 he was elected professor of the diseases of women and children in the Louisville medical college, and was afterward chosen dean of that institution.
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