The New International Encyclopædia/Jackson, James (physician)

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JACKSON, James (1777-1867). An American physician, brother of Charles Jackson, the jurist. He was born in Newburyport, Mass.; graduated at Harvard in 1796, and studied medicine with Dr. Holyoke of Salem, and in London. In 1800 he began practice in Boston. He was the first physician of the General Hospital in Boston, which, with Dr. Warren, he had established. In 1810 he was chosen professor of clinical medicine in Harvard, and in 1812 professor of theory and practice there. In 1836 he was made professor emeritus. He was several times elected president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. His principal publications are: On the Brunonian System (1809); Remarks on the Medical Effects of Dentition (1812); and Letters to a Young Physician (1885).