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HENRY, Morris Henry, physician, born in London, England, 26 July, 18:35. He was educated in London and in Belgium, came to the United States, and was graduated in medicine at the University of Vermont in 1860. He was assistant surgeon in the navy during the c/vii war, and then settled in New York city, and was surgeon-in-chief of the Emigrant hospital, Ward's island, in 1872-'80. He is a member of many medical societies, and has invented various surgical methods and appliances, including the application of piano-convex lenses in examining the throat and upper air-passages (1864); cutting-forceps for the removal of plaster dressings (1868); depilating-forceps (1874); and cartilage-scissors to facilitate the removal of dense tissues (1881). He is the originator and editor of the "American Journal of Dermatology," and has published numerous monographs, including" Treatment of Venereal Diseases in Vienna Hospital" (1872), and "Anomalous Localities of Chancres" (1874). He delivered an address on "Specialists and Specialties in Medicine" before the alumni of the University of Vermont in 1876.
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