A Cyclopedia of American Medical Biography, Vol. 2
Excerpt from A Cyclopedia of American Medical Biography, Vol. 2: Comprising the Lives of Eminent Deceased Physicians and Surgeons; From 1610 to 1910Holyoke, Edward Augustus(1728-1829).Edward Augustus Holyoke, first president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, August 1, 1728, and died in Salem, March 31, 1829, thus living to the great age of one hundred years and eight months. His ancestors emigrated from England in 1638 and settled in Lynn, Massachusetts. His father, Edward Holyoke, minister at Marblehead, was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard College in 1705, was elected president of the college in 1737, and presided over its destinies for thirty-two years until his death in 1769. His mother, Margaret Appleton, of Ipswich, was descended from John Rogers, the first Smithfield martyr. Edward Augustus was the eldest son and the second of eight children. When nine years old his father moved to Cambridge to take up his duties of president of the college, and here the boy received his education, finally graduating from the college with the class of 1746.In 1747 he began to study medicine with Dr. Berry, of Ipswich, and remained with him nearly two years, settling in Salem in 1749 to pass the rest of his life practising there. At first patients were few and far between - a livelihood hard to gain - but in the course of time it was said that there was not a single house in town to which he had not been called as physician.In business he was most methodical and during a professional life of nearly eighty years was never once at a greater distance than thirty miles from Salem.Dr. Holyoke was twice married, first to Judith, daughter of Benjamin Pickman, who, with her only child, died in 1756; and second, to Mary, daughter of Nathaniel Viall, a Boston merchant. They had twelve children. Mrs. Holyoke died in 1802, and all but two of the children died before their father.Dr. Holyoke was below the middle height in stature, tough and wiry in build. In demeanor he was dignified, mild, placid and agreeable.He was essentially a family practitioner and was not ambitious for public distinction. However, he was instrumental in organizing the Massachusetts Medical Society and was its first president (1782-84), also the first person to receive from Harvard College the honorary M. D. This was in 1783. In 1815 Harvard conferred upon him her LL.D. He was president at various times of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.His health was good until the last years of his life. He habitually gave much time to theological inquiries, especially during the last forty years of his life, and he was a constant observer of the external rites of Christianity.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.