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 J. H. Linsley, M.D.


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Name: Joseph Hatch Linsley
Cause of death: meningitis
Death date: Feb 17, 1901
Place of death: Burlington, VT
Birth date: 1859
Type of practice: Allopath
Practice specialities:PTH Anatomic/Clinical Pathol, ID Infectious Diseases
Hospital affiliations: St. Luke's Hosp., Presbyterian Hosp
Medical school(s): University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, 1880, (G)
Other education: Bacteriology course under Koch, Berlin
Professorship: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, pathology, bacteriology
Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 36:585

Dr. J. H. Linsley died at his home in Burlington, Vt., February 17th, at the age of forty-one, of meningitis. Dr. Linsley is survived by his wife and two children.

He was the only son of the late Hon. D. C. Linsley and grandson of Hon. Jo D. Hatch. He was born at Windsor, Vt., in 1859. He was graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Vermont in 1880, and later was in active practice up to 1887. His health failed about this time, and after a period of recuperation he went to New York City and was appointed instructor in clinical microscopy in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. One year later he was made director of the laboratories of histology, pathology and bacteriology. He was also pathologist to the New York Post-Graduate Hospital and the New York Infant Asylum. In addition, he did the pathological work of St. Luke's and the Presbyterian hospitals, during a part of the summer of 1889. In 1890 Dr. Linsley spent the summer in Berlin and took a course in bacteriology under Koch. He was also English secretary of the Section for Hygiene of the Tenth International Medical Congress Leid in Berlin in August, 1890. in the fall of the same year he again went to Germany ae representative of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and obtained some of Koch's lymph.

Returning to New York City, he gave the first address on the lymph treatment for tuberculosis in New York in the Academy of Medicine before the Medical Society of the County of New York. Later Dr. Linsley translated " Fraenkel's Grundries der Bakterienkunde." Later he was made professor of pathology and bacteriology at the University of Vermont, and in some capacity he was connected with the Medical Department of the university for many years. He served as city physician of Burlington for three years, and as health officer for the same period. He was also a member of the Board of Pension Examiners for Chittenden County. On the establishment of the State Laboratory of Hygiene he was made its chief, and in that capacity he had done most useful work.

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


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American Surgical Sets:

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Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
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