The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Chadwick, James Read
CHADWICK, James Read, American physician: b. Boston, Mass., 2 Nov. 1844; d. 1905. He graduated B.A. at Harvard 1865; M.D. 1871; and pursued further studies abroad. In 1873 he began practice in Boston, and became distinguished as a gynecologist. He was a founder of the American Gynecological Society, its secretary 1876-82, and president 1897. A strong advocate of cremation, he was president of the Massachusetts Cremation Society from 1894 till his death. He contributed many articles on his specialty to the ‘Transactions’ of the American Gynecological Association, the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, the American Journal of Obstetrics, etc.