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Barker, Fordyce, 1891.A. B.,
Bowdoin, 1837; A. M., 1840; M. D., 1841; Paris Univ., 1844; LL. D.,
Columb., 1878; Edin., 1884; Prof. Obstet., Bowdoin, 1845-46,Bell. Hosp.
Med. Col., 1861-68; Prof. Clin. Midw. & Diseases of Women, 1868-82; Emeritus,
1882-91; Pres. Med. Soc. State N. Y., 1856; N. Y. Acad. Med., 1882.
Author of "Lectures on Uterine Displacements," Rep. by B. T. Roath
(Lecture first, 23 pp., 8°. Baker, Godwin & Co., N. Y., 1853); " Fibrous
Tumor of the Uterus; Excessive Hemorrhage; Removal by Excision," 8 pp.,
8°, 1857; "Remarks on Puerperal Fever," 23 pp., 8°, 1857 ; " On the
Comparative Use of Ergot and the Forceps in Labor," 16 pp., 8°, 1858; "
On the Use of Anaesthetics in Midwifery," , 1861; "Blood-letting
as a Therapeutic Resource in Obstetric Medicine,"
14 pp., 8°, 1871; "The Puerperal Diseases: Clinical Lectures Delivered
at Bellevue Hospital," xiii.,526 pp., 8°
(Appleton, 1874), translated into German, French, and Italian; "The
Relation of Puerperal Fever to the Infective Diseases and Pyaemia," 15
pp., 8°, 1875.
Died in N. Y.
City, 1891, aet. 74; cause, cerebral hemorrhage.
Obstetrician.—Born May 2, 1817, at
Wilton, Me.—A. B. Bow. '37, A. M. '40, M.D. '41. Paris Univ. '44.—LL.D.
Columb. '78, Edin. '84.—Prof. Obstet. Bow. '45-\6; Bell. Hosp.
Med. Coll. '61-'68.— Consult. Phys. to Bell. Hosp. '79-'91.—Prof.
Clin. Midw. and Dis. Wom., '68-'82. Emeritus,'82-'91.—Pres. Med. Soc.
State N. Y.,'56. N. Y. Acad. Med., '82.—Author of " The Puerperal
Diseases." 526 pp., translated into German, French and Italian.—Died in
N. Y. City, May 30, 1891.
Benjamin Fordyce Barker was born
May 2, 1818, and died May 30, 1891. He married Eliza Dwight. He
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1837, and received the degree of A.M.
in M.D. course in 1841, same at Paris in 1845. He received the degree of
LL.D. from Bowdoin in 1887, from Columbia in 1878, from University of
Edinburgh in 1884, and from
that of Glasgow in 1888. He practiced in New York City, where he was
Professor in Bellevue Hospital Medical College. He attended President
Grant when the best medical skill in the country was demanded.
physician, born in Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, 2 May 1819. He was
graduated at Bowdoin, in 1837, and subsequently studied medicine at
Harvard and in Edinburgh and Paris, finishing his studies in the latter
city in 1844. He began the practice of his profession in Norwich in
1845, and at the same time was appointed professor of midwifery in the
medical department of Bowdoin College. From 1850 till 1857 he filled a
similar place in the New York Medical College, and from 1860 in Bellevue
Hospital Medical College. In 1856 he was made president of the New York
State Medical Society, and in 1882 president of the New York Academy of
Medicine. He is the author of several works, including a series of
clinical lectures "On Puerperal Diseases" (New York, 1872), and "On