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EVERTS, Orpheus, physician, born in Union County, Indiana, 26 December 1826. His father, a physician from Vermont, was a pioneer in Indiana. Orpheus was graduated at the medical College Connected with La Porte University, Indiana, in 1846, practiced in St. Charles, Illinois, and in Indianapolis, Indiana, served as a field surgeon during the civil war, and in 1868 became superintendent of the Indiana hospital for the insane. He designed the female department in the hospital on an original plan. In 1880 he became superintendent of the Cincinnati sanitarium, a private hospital for the insane. Besides papers in medical journals, he has published "Giles & Co., or Views and Interviews concerning Civilization" (Indianapolis, 1878), and " What shall we do with the Drunkard? or, Rational Views of the Use of Alcoholic Drinks " (Cincinnati, 1883).
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