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HUBBARD, Thomas, physician, born in Smithfield, Rhode Island, in 1776; died in New Haven, Connecticut, 16 June, 1838. He received his medical instruction from Dr. Albigense Waldo, a surgeon in the United States army, and was for thirty-four years a physician in Pomfret, Connecticut, his practice extending into the bordering towns of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He was several times in the legislature, and once in the state senate, was president of the Connecticut medical society, active in the establishment of deaf, dumb, blind, and insane asylums, and, during the last year of his life, was engaged, by authority of the legislature, in establishing a hospital for the insane poor. In 1829 he removed to New Haven, and occupied the chair of surgery at Yale until his death.
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