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Samuel Hopkins

(1753—1819)


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Samuel Hopkins Adams and the Business of Writing. By Samuel V. Kennedy III. (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1999. xxii, 393 pp. $39.95, ISBN 0-8156-2799-8.)

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. Women in the Streets: Essays on Sex and Power in Renaissance Italy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1996. Pp. xi, 250. Cloth $45.00, paper $15.95

Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers. A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe. Translated by Martin Beagles. Foreword by David Nirenberg and Richard Kagan. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2003. Pp. xxiv, 173. $40.00

POWER, D’Arcy (1855 - 1941), Consulting Surgeon and Archivist to St Bartholomew’s Hospital; Hunterian Trustee Royal College of Surgeons of England; Hon. Librarian Royal College of Surgeons of England; Foreign Corresponding Member of Academy of Medicine, Paris; Hon. Fellow of American Surgical Association, and of Medical and Chirurgical Society of Buda-Pesth; Hon. Fellow Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association of North America; Corresponding Member of the Dutch Association for the History of Medicine, Physics and Mathematics; President of the Bibliographical Society, 1926–28; The Samuel Pepys Club, 1925–28; President of the Section of Comparative Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine, 1926–28; President of the Section of Surgery, the British Medical Association, 1926–27; President d’honneur at Geneva Congress of International Society of the History of Medicine and of Société Internationale de Chirurgie, 1940; Visiting Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1930–31; a Manager of the Metropolitan Asylums Board (Min. H), 1922–27; Lieutenant-Colonel RAMC (T)

 

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(1753–1819) Revolutionary army officer from Albemarle County, Virginia, whose ardor for fighting and devotion to duty impressed George Washington early in the conflict. Hopkins participated in the battles of Trenton (1776), Princeton (1777), Brandywine (1777), Germantown (1777), and Monmouth (1778). During the War of 1812, as commander in chief of the western frontier, he led a failed expedition against hostile Indian villages in Illinois, shortly after which he retired from military service. Hopkins, who had settled in western Kentucky after the Revolution, also had an active political career. Between the wars, he served extended terms in both the state house and senate, and in 1813 he was elected to the U.S. Congress.

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