W. Fish, M.D
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FISH, MELANCTHON W., Oakland,
Cal., son of Reuben Fish and Fanny Fish, was born in Kortright, Delaware
со., N. Y., March 20th, 1828. He was educated in the Wesleyan seminary,
Albion, Mich., and studied medicine in the Rush med. coll., whence he
graduated in 1854.
He resided in
Shanghai, China, till 1861, and then returned to this country and
entered the U. S.
army, where he was until 1870. ITe went to live in Oakland. He is a
member of the Alameda со. mecí. asso. ; Cal. Stale mecí, soc.,
presitlL'iU in 1876.
During the war he was surgeon in the I Ith Missouri, infantry vols, from
1862 lo 1865; detailed acting ass't medical inspector lolli army corps,
anil in charge of U. S. army gen. hosp., at Jefferson barracks, Mo., and
served also with regiments in the field,.
holds the position of prof, of physiology in the med. dep't of the univ.
Union surgeon, Missouri 11th
M. W. Fish served in the Civil War as
a full surgeon in the Union Army, Missouri 11th Infantry, address 461,
E. 14th. St, Oakland, California, mustered out May 1865.
Medical and Surgical History
citations: FISH, M. W 570, 623, 629, 632, 749, 853
Donnell, S.P., Pt., H, 11th Missouri,
age 20. May 22, 1863. Fracture of left elbow joint by conoidal ball. May
22, 1863. Excision of elbow joint, by
Surg. M. W. Fish,
11th Missouri. Union by fibrous tissue. Disch'd Oct. 11, 1863;
pensioned. Arm useless; false joint.
Spilkey, E. B., Pt., H, 11th
Missouri. Mar. 30, 30, '65. Left; w'd of thorax; by
Surg. M. W. Fish.
Died May 26, 1865.
Alsen, H., Pt., I, 8th Wisconsin. May
22, 22, '63. Right; by Surg.
M. W. Fish, 11th Missouri.
Yates, O. J., Pt., F, 11th Maine, age
37. Aug. 16, Sept 15, 1864. Left; circ.; by A. A. Surg. E. P. Fish;
(gangrene.) Disch'd Jan. 20, 1865; pensioned. Amp. at shoulder joint
June 20, 1865.
To the President of the University
Sir: Your favor of October
twenty-second, requesting a report on the changes in the College
of Dentistry within the past two years and its most pressing needs at
present, is at hand.
In the Faculty proper there have been
two changes. In December, 1887, S. W. Dennis,
M.D., D.D.S., Professor of Operative Dentistry and Dental
Histology, resigned, and L. L. Dunbar,
D.D.S., was appointed to the position thus made vacant.
M. W. Fish,
Physiology, also resigned at the same time, and A. A.
D'Ancona, A.B., M.D., was appointed to
fill the vacancy.
This College was the second Dental
College in the United States to adopt a nine months' course of
instruction, the third to require a preliminary examination, and the
third to require three years' study of dentistry before graduation. The
National Association of Dental Faculties has induced other Colleges to
increase their requirements, so that now about half of them require
three years' study, instead of two, before graduation; and five or six
have increased their courses of lectures from five to nine months.
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)