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DOUGHTY, William Henry, surgeon, born in Augusta, Georgia, 5 February 1836. He received an academical education in Augusta, was graduated at the medical department of the University of Georgia in 1855, and in the same year began practice in Augusta, giving especial attention to gynecology. From March 1862, till April 1865, he served as a surgeon in the Confederate army, being exclusively employed in hospital duty. He was surgeon-in-charge in the general hospital at Macon, Georgia, in Walker's division hospital at Lauderdale Springs, Miss., and at the second Georgia hospital at Augusta, where he was engaged from October 1863, till the close of the war. In the course of this long service he tied the subclavian artery at its external third twice, which operations have passed into the permanent records of military surgery. From 1867 till 1875 he three times head the professorship of materia medica and therapeutics in the medical College of Georgia (now the medical department of the State University). He is a member of numerous medical and health associations, and in 1887 was made a member of the international medical congress. His contributions to medical journals have been numerous, and embrace a wide range of subjects, professional and otherwise.
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