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IVES, Levi, physician, born in 1750; died in New Haven, Connecticut, 17 October, 1826. He was a skilful practitioner, a founder of the New Haven medical society, and one of the editors of "Cases and Observation," which was reputed to be the first medical journal that was published in the United States. --His son, Eli, physician, born in New Haven, Connecticut, 7 February, 1779; died there, 8 October, 1861, was graduated at Yale in 1799, and for the next two years was rector of the Hopkins grammar school in New Haven. He studied medicine in the mean time, and in 1801 began practice with his father, meeting with great success. In 1813, together with the elder Silliman, he secured the establishment of the medical department of Yale college, and he was professor of materia medica there from 1813 till 1829. He occupied the chair of the theory and practice of medicine from 1.829 till 1852, when he resigned, but subsequently resumed his professorship for a short period, he gave special attention to indigenous vegetable remedies, and was one of the first to employ chloroform, having administered it in 1831 by inhalation for the relief of a case of difficult respiration. He founded, and was for many years president of, the Horticultural and Pomological societies, and spent much time and labor in the maintenance of a botanical garden. He had been president of the State and National medical association, and was an active advocate of temperance, education, and emancipation. He contributed four articles to the "Journal of Science," and published an "Address before the New Haven Horticultural Society" (1837).--Eli's grandson, Charles Linnaeus, physician, born in New Haven, Connecticut, 22 June, 1831, was graduated at Yale in 1852, and at Jefferson medical college, Philadelphia, in 1854. He began practice in New Haven in 1856, and in 1868-'73 was professor of the theory and practice of medicine in Yale. He is the author of an article on "Prophylaxis of Phthisis Pulmonalis," and a prize essay on the "Therapeutic Value of Mercury and its Preparations," both published by the Connecticut medical society.
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