Williams, Henry W. (Henry Willard), 1821-1895

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Williams (Harvard, M.D. 1849) served as a visiting district physician and later as surgeon to the Boston Dispensary, and he taught at the Boylston Medical School, 1850-1855. In 1850 he organized a class of Harvard medical students for instruction in diseases of the eye and became a professor at Harvard in 1871. Williams was one of the first among ophthalmic surgeons to use etherization as a general practice in cataract extraction, and also initiated a reform in ophthalmic therapeutics.

From the description of Papers of Henry Willard Williams, 1822-1897 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281433141

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associatedWith Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Boston Latin School (Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, Henry Grafton, 1814-1892. person
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Donders, F. C. (Franciscus Cornelis), 1818-1889. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Anti-slavery Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
associatedWith Stevens, Charles Wistar, d. 1901. person
associatedWith Williams, Mary Elizabeth, 1825-1902. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
San Francisco (Calif.)
Ophthalmology--Study and teaching
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Gold mines and mining


Birth 1821

Death 1895


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