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DUPUIS, Thomas R., Canadian educator, born in Ernesttown, Ontario, 25 March 1833. He was graduated at Queen's College, Kingston, as a physician in 1860. In 1.864 he passed a summer in the Armory Square hospital, Washington, D. C., as assistant surgeon, he attended Harvard medical school in 1870, and studied diseases of the eye ,ruder Drs. Williams and Derby at the Boston eye infirmary. In 1871 he received the diploma of the Royal College of physicians and surgeons at Kingston, Ontario, and in 1881 that of the Royal College of surgeons in London, England. In 1868 Dr. Dupuis was appointed professor of botany in the Royal medical College of Kingston, which chair he vacated in 1873 to take that of anatomy, which he still holds (1887). He is also a lecturer on clinical surgery, to which chair he was appointed in 1880. He was elected to the council of Queen's University in 1877, reelected in 1882, and still retains the office. Dr. 1)upuis has traveled extensively through the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has written interesting descriptions of his travels.
His brother, Nathan Fellowes Dupuis, born in Portland, Ontario, in 1836, received his rudimentary education at a common school, and from his fourteenth till his eighteenth year worked at the business of clock and watch making. He then entered Queen's College, Kingston, where he was graduated with honors. In 1867 he was appointed professor of chemistry in Queen's College, and in 1880 was transferred to the chair of mathematics.
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