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BYFORD, William Heath, physician, born in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, 20 March, 1817. He was graduated at the Ohio medical College in 1844, became professor of anatomy in Evansville medical College in 1850, and of the theory and practice of medicine in 1852. In 1857 he went to Chicago as professor of obstetrics in the Rush medical College, and in 1857 took the same chair in the Chicago medical College. In 1862 he became president and professor of obstetrics and gynaecology in the Woman's medical College, Chicago, and in 1880 professor of gynaecology in Rush medical College. He has published "Chronic Inflammation of the Cervix" (Philadelphia, 1864); " Treatise on the Chronic Inflammation and Displacements of the Uterus" (1864 ; new ed., 1871); "Practice of Medicine and Surgery applied to Diseases of Women" (1865; revised ed., 1871); "Philosophy of Domestic Life" (Boston, 1868); and "Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Obstetrics" (New York, 1870).
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