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DUNHAM, William Russell, physician, born in Chesterfield, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, 15 December 1883. He studied at Berkshire medical College, Massachusetts, and at Harvard University, being graduated at the latter in 1865. He first practiced at Westmoreland, New Hampshire, but removed to Keene, in the same state, in 1876. He was examining surgeon for pensions on the board from April 1882, to June 1885, and is now (188'7) medical director of the Granite state mutual aid association. He has been a member of the Connecticut River valley medical society, and also its president, He is the author of "' Theory of Medical Science: The Doctrine of an Inherent Power in Medicine a Fallacy," which claims that a revolution in medical philosophy is imperative in order to harmonize with the correct theory of vital force. He is skilled in the science of astronomy, and has invented an ingenious contrivance explanatory of some of its problems.
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