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FORBES, Samuel Franklin, surgeon, born in Canton, Hartford County, Connecticut, S June 1829. He was graduated in medicine at the University of the City of New York in 1850, and in 1852 settled in Toledo, Ohio, where in 1853'8 he was U. S. marine surgeon. He was County physician in 1855'61, surgeon of the 67th Ohio regiment in 1861'3, and City physician in 1867'9. In 1886 he was mayor of Toledo. Dr. Forbes is the author of a "New Amputation through the Foot," which was described in a paper read by him before the State medical society in 1875, and is now taught in nearly all the medical Colleges of the United States.
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