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department. After the battles of the Peninsula, he was appointed to duty in Michigan and soon brevetted colonel for meritorious service; shortly before his death he was promoted to brevet briga- dier-general, and was chief medical officer of the department of Ohio and lived with his family in Detroit. In 1849 he was president of the Michigan Medical Society.

He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1866, from epithelioma, leaving a wife and one daughter.

Papers:

"Gunshot Wounds of the Stomach." ("Peninsular Medical Journal," vol. iv.)

"Tripler and Blackman; Handbook for the Military Surgeon," 1861.

"Report on Rank of Medical Depart- ment of the Army." ("Transactions, American Medical Association," vol. xvi.)

" Remarks on the Irritative Fever of Drunkenness," 1827.

"Dehrium, its Nature and Treat- ment." (Reprint from "Western Lan- cet," Cincinnati, Ohio, 1857.)

" The Causes, Nature and Treatment of Scurv'y." (Reprint from "Cincinnati Lancet and Observer," 1858.)

" Manual of the Medical Officers of the Army of the United States," Part I; " Recruiting and Inspection of Recruits." (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1858.)

" The Duties of Physicians in Relation to Medical Delusions," 1859.

"An Epitome of Tripler's Manual for the Examination of Recruits. ' ' (Pre- pared by Maj. Charles R. Greenleaf), Washington, Government Printing Office, 1884. . L. C.

Trans. Amer. Med Ass., Phila., vol. xv-iii. Detroit Review of Medicine and Pharmacy, vol. i. Med. Dep. U. S. Anny, Wash., 1873.

Triplett, William Harrison (183&-1890).

William Harrison Triplett was born September 15, 1836, at Mt. Jackson, Virginia, and took his M. D ., 1859, from Jefferson. He was acting assistant sur- geon, U. S. A.

W. H. Triplett, surgeon, on the


paternal side was descended from an old Virginia family of English extraction, represented in the war of the Revolution by Col. Triplett, of Middleburg, Virginia, and on the maternal side was the grand- son of Dr. J. Irwin, a refugee from the Irish rebellion of 1788. After graduating in medicine Dr. Triplett settled first at Harrisonburg, Virginia, staying one year, then to Woodstock, Virginia, from which, February 3, 1873, he removed to Wash- ington. His specialty was surgery. He was a member of the Medical Society and Medical Association of the District. In the " Boston Medical and Surgical Journal," he discussed the "Improper Treatment of Wounds in the United States Hospitals," "Transposition of Thoracic and Abdominal Viscera, with Hydro-encephalocele, in an Infant Liv- ing Thirty Days," and "Glanders in the Human Subject;" while to the "Rich- mond and Louisville Medical Journal," he contributed papers on "Hodgkin's Disease," on "SyphiUtic Arteritis, with Occlusion of both Subclavian Arteries," and on "Three Forms of Bright's Dis- ease." He also wrote "The Laws and Mechanics of Circulation," 1885. He was professor of anatomy in the George- town Medical School, 1875. He married on June 1, 1867, Kathleen McKoy, and died at Woodstock, Virginia, on March 27, 1890. D. S. L.

Atkinson, Eminent Phys. and Surgs. of the

U. S.

Min. of Med. Soc, D. C, April, 1890.

Tucker, David H. (1815-1871).

Professor of theory and practice of medicine in the Medical College of Rich- mond.

David H. Tucker was the eldest son of St. George Tucker, professor of law at the University of Virginia, graduated in medicine from the University of Virginia in 1836, and in the following year from the University of Pennsylvania. The next two years he spent in Paris, perfect- ing himself in medicine. Returning to the United States he began to practise in Philadelphia. A few j'ears later he