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DRAPER, William Henry, physician, born in Brattle borough, Vermont, 14 October 1830. He was graduated at Columbia in 1851, and at the College of physicians and surgeons in 1855. After study in Paris and London, he settled in New York City as a general practitioner, and has acquired a large practice. In 1869 he became clinical professor of diseases of the eye and ear in the College of physicians and surgeons, which chair he held until 1880, when he was appointed professor of clinical medicine. He is attending physician of the New York and the Roosevelt hospitals, also consulting physician of St. Luke's and of the Presbyterian hospitals. In 1886 Dr. Draper became president of the New York academy of medicine. He has contributed numerous professional papers to medical journals.
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