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FISKE, Oliver, physician, born 2 September 1762; died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1836. He was a son of the Rev. Nathan Fiske, of Brookfield, Massachusetts, served for a short time in the army during the Revolutionary war, and at its close entered Harvard, where he was graduated in 1787. He began practice in Worcester in 1790, was mainly instrumental in establishing the Massachusetts medical society, and was elected its president soon after its organization. In 1803 he was appointed special justice of the court of common pleas, and (luring the five years succeeding 1809 was a member of the executive council. He was corresponding secretary of the Linnaean society of New England, counselor of the American antiquarian society, and a member of the American academy of arts and sciences. He published an oration delivered at Worcester in 1797, an essay on "Spotted Fever," forming part of the " Transactions of the Massachusetts Medical Society," and other writings.
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