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HUNT, Thomas, physician, born in Charleston, South Carolina, 18 May, 1808; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, 30 March, 1867. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1829, began to practise in Charleston, and in 18132-'6 won distinction by his successful treatment of cholera. He then removed to New Orleans, where he was a founder of the University of Louisiana, and its first professor of anatomy. Dr. Hunt was house surgeon to the Charity hospital, president of the Physico-medical society of New Orleans, and in 1866 of the University of Louisiana. He was a contributor to the medical journals, and wrote on yellow fever, in the treatment of which he was especially successful.
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