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HERRICK, Stephen Solon, physician and surgeon, born in West Randolph, Vermont, 11 December, 1833. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1854, and taught in Kentucky and Mississippi till 1859. He then studied medicine, and was graduated M. D. at the University of Louisiana in 1861. He served as assistant surgeon in the Confederate army in 1862-'3, and afterward in the navy of the Confederacy till the end of the war, and then returned to New Orleans to practise. He was one of the editors of the :New Orleans "Medical and Surgical Journal" in 1866-'7, visiting surgeon in the New Orleans charity hospital in 1865-'9, a member of the Louisiana board of health, and professor of chemistry in the New Orleans school of medicine in 1869-'700 For several years between 1870 and 1877 he was a sanitary inspector, and in 1877-'9 inspector of coal-oil. In 1876 he became professor of chemistry and physics in the Agricultural and mechanical college of Louisiana, and retained that post for two years. In 1878 he resumed his editorial connection with the New Orleans "Medical Journal." In 1879 he became secretary of the state board of health. He has contributed to the medical journals of New Orleans, Louisville, Philadelphia, and New York, and in 1869 received a prize from the American medical association for an essay on "Quinine." The "Transactions" of the American public health association and of the American medical association contain papers by him; also the "Transactions" of the Louisiana medical society, of which he became corresponding secretary in 1878. He has contributed also toWood's "Handbook of Hygiene and Public Health" and "Handbook of the Medical Sciences."--His brother, Lucins Carroll, physician, born in West Randolph, Vermont, 2 September, 1840, was graduated M.D. at the University of Vermont in 1864, served as a private and as assistant surgeon during the civil war, attended medical lectures, and served as attending physician at the Lying-in asylum and in dispensaries in New York city for two years. In 1869 he settled in Woodstock, Ohio, whence he removed to Columbus in 1882. He prepared a "Genealogical Register of the Family of Herrick" printed privately, Columbus, 1885).
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