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 Israel Thorndike Dana, M.D.

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Name: Israel Thorndike Dana
Death date: Apr 13, 1904
Place of death: Portland, ME
Type of practice: Allopath
Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 42:1154

DANA, ISRAEL THORNDIKE, Portland, Me., son of Rev. Simuel Dana, grandson of Joseph Dana, D.D., of Ipswich, Mass., and a descendant of Richard Dana, who immigrated to this country fr im England and settled in Cambridge, Mass., about 1640, was born in Marblehead, Mass., June 6th, 1827. He received his preliminary education in Marblehead acad., and with his father, and attended medical lectures at Harvard, where he graduated M.D. in 1850. He also studied at the coll. of physicians and surgeons in New York, in Paris and in Dublin, during the years 1850 -51-52. He settled in Portland in the last- named year, in general practice, but giving special attention to diseases of the heart and lungs. He is a member of the Portland natural history soc. ; of the Cumberland со. med. soc.; and of the Maine State med. asso., of which he was elected president in iSoS; also a member and one of the founders of the Portland dispensary, of the Portland school for medical instruction ; and of the Maine general hospital. His contributions to professional literature consist of "The Use of Stethoscope in Determining Position of Fœtus in Utero,"

Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Dec., 1852; "Actual Value of Medicines," lecture before the medical school of Maine, 1861; " Medical Esprit du Corps," address before Maine med. asso. in 1863; " Reports on Abortion ; " on " Defective Drainage and .Sewerage," Transactions Maine med. asso. for 1866 and 1871 ; " Historical Address" at opening of Portland school of med. instruction, 1874.

During 1860-61 he was prof, of mat. med. at Bowdoin coll., and from 1862 to 1870 prof, of theory and practice in the same institution. He has also been one of the attending physicians of the Maine general hospitall since its organization in 1875. For a short time during ihe war he was vol. surg. in the Armory Square military hosp. in Washington, D. C. In Sept., 1874, he married Caroline J. Starr, of Portland, who died in May, 1875. In Oct., 1876, he married Caroline U., daughter of Sylvanus R. Lyman, Esq., of Portland.

(The personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)

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