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AMORY, Robert, physician, born in Boston, 2 May 1842. He was graduated at Harvard in 1863, and received his degree from the medical department in 1866. After studying in Paris and Dublin for a year, he settled in Longwood (Brookline), Massachusetts. In addition to the practice of his profession he has taken a warm interest in town affairs, filling several important positions. He was appointed in 1869 lecturer at Harvard College on the physiological action of drugs, and was afterward professor of physiology in the medical school at Bowdoin College, but resigned this chair in 1874. He is a member of several societies of medical science, and has published "Bromides of Potassium and Ammonium " (Boston, 1872), and "Action of Nitrous Oxide " (1870); and has contributed to periodicals important papers on "Chloral Hydrates: Experiments Disproving Evolution of Chloroform in Organism," "Pathological Action of Prussic Acid," "Poisons," etc. He has also translated and edited "Lectures on Physiology," by Professor Russ, of the Strasburg University medical school (Boston, 1875). His "Photography of the Spectrum" was published in the proceedings of the American academy. He was appointed assistant surgeon in the Massachusetts volunteer militia in 1875, surgeon in 1876, and medical director of the 1st brigade a few months later.
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