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CHAILLE, Stanford Emerson, physician, born in Natchez, Mississippi, 9 July, 1830. He is of Huguenot descent, and the great-grandson of Col. Peter Chaille, of revolutionary times. His education was received at Phillips Andover academy and at Harvard, where he was graduated in 1851. He then studied in the medical department of the University of Louisiana, and received his degree in 1853. Subsequently he spent three years studying in Paris and elsewhere in Europe. Dr. Chaill5 held numerous hospital appointments before the war, and was medical inspector of the Confederate army of Tennessee in 1862-'3, and subsequently in charge of various military hospitals. He was demonstrator of anatomy in the medical department of the University of Louisiana from 1858 till 1867, lecturer on obstetrics in 1865-'6, professor of physiology and pathological anatomy from 1867 till 1886, and dean of the medical department and professor of physiology and hygiene in the collegiate department of Tulane University in 1884-'6. He was elected a member of the Louisiana state board of health in 1877. In 1879 he became associated with the work of the National board of health as president of the Havana yellow-fever commission, from 1880 till 1883 he was supervising inspector at New Orleans, and in 1884 was made a member of the board. He is a member of many medical societies, and was an honorary member of the International medical congress held in Philadelphia in 1876, and chosen to deliver one of the eight addresses on that occasion. His contributions to medical literature are numerous, and many of them have appeared in the "New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal," of which he was co-editor and proprietor from 1857 till 1868. In addition to his report on "Yellow Fever in Havana and Cuba," published by the National board of health, he has prepared several congressional reports, and is the author of pamphlets on the "Laws of Population and Voters" (1872); " Living, Dying, Registering, and Voting Population of Louisiana, 1868 and 1874" (1875); "Intimidation and Voters in Louisiana" (1876).
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