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Petition to Abraham Lincoln for recruitment of black troops
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The subject, a prominent New York specialist in diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat, received his M.D. degree from New York University in 1885. He was member of the New York Academy of Medicine, of which his maternal grandfather, James Herring, was a founder. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his daughter.
Gift of Mrs. Helen Adams
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