Horatio C. Wood, M.D.
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|Name: Horatio C. Wood
Death date: Jan 3, 1920
Place of death: Philadelphia, PA
Birth date: Jan 13, 1841
Place of birth: Philadelphia, PA
Type of practice: Allopath
Practice specialities:N Neurology
States and years of licenses:PA, 1881
Places and dates of practices:Philadelphia, PA, Aug 6, 1913
Medical school(s): University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine, Philadelphia, 1862, (G)
Other education: Westtown Boarding Sch
Professorship: University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine, Philadelphia, botany, therapeutics, neurology
Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 74:120
WOOD, HORATIO C., Philadelphia,
was born in Philadelphia, Jan. I3th, 1841. His professional
education was received in the Univ. of Pa., whence he was graduated
with an M. D. in 1862.
After serving in various civil
and military hospitals. he established himself in Philadelphia in
1865, making specialties of
therapeutics and nervous
diseases. He is a member of the Philadelphia со. med. soc. ; of the
coll. of phys. ; of Iheacad. of the natural sciences, of which he
was formerly recording secretary ; of the New York lyceum of natural
history; of the American Philosophy, Soc.; Am. med. Asso., etc. From
1866 to 1876 he was professor, of botany in the auxiliary med.
faculty of the univ. of Pa., and since the latter date has been prof,
of mat. med. and therap. in the med. dep't proper. He was also the
clinical prof, of diseases of the nervous system. Of his numerous
professional publications may he mentioned : " On the Influence of
Section of the Cervical Pneumo-Gastricsupon the Action of Emetics
and Cathartics," American Journal of Medical Scicnce,4o\.
lx., p. 75 ; "Acetic Ether as an Anaesthetic," iita'.,vo\.\x.,j>.
137; "Physiological Action of Atropia," ibid., vol. Ixi.,
p. 128, and vol. !xv., p. 333 ; " Experimental Researches on the
Physiological Action of Nitrite of Amy!" (Warren prize essay)
ibid., vol. Ixii., p. 39; "The Vaso-Motor Ac- lion of Ergot,"
Philadelphia Medical Jimes, May, 1874 ; " On the Oxytocic Action
of Quinine," ibid.; "An Investigation into the Action of
Veratrum Viride," ibid., and reprinted in pamphlet ; "A Study
of the Nature and Mechanism of Fever" (Toner lecture), Smithsonian
mis. coll., 1875; "Thermic Fever, or Sunstroke" (Boylston prize
essay), I vol., I2mo., pp. 128, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1872; "A
Study of Convulsants," Philadelphia Medical Times; "Case of
Leucinosis, or Yellow Atrophy of the Liver," American yotirnal of
Medical Science, vol. lui., p. 418; "On Acute Dropsy,
Scarlatinal and Idio- pathic," ibid., vol. Ixii., p. 75 ; "
Therapeutic Value of Nitrite of Amyl," ibid., vol. Ixii., p.
359 ; " On the Relations of Leucocythoemia and Pseudo-leukœmia,"
ii>id.,vo\. Ixii., p. 373 ; "A Treatise on Therapeutics," I vol.
I2mo., J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1875 (second edition, 1876), also
edited U. S. Dispensatory, and Materia Medica. Since 1873 he has
edited the Philadelphia Medical Times, and beside his work
upon that journal and the work involved upon the composition, and in
the experimental research necessary as a preliminary to the
composition of the above-mentioned articles, he has for a number of
years been a zealous investigator, and constant and voluminous
writer in the domain of natural history.
There are multiple citations in
the Medical and Surgical History for H. C. Wood, M.D.
personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which
may or may not be completely documented)