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John A. Loring '43.


Dr. Richard Manning Hodges of the class of '47, died at his home, 408 Beacon street, Boston, Sunday morning, of heart failure.

Dr. Hodges was born in Bridgewater, in 1827. He entered Harvard with the class of 1847, and after graduation entered the Medical School. After taking his degree of M. D., in 1850, he spent two years in Europe studying anatomy and surgery at Paris and obstetrics at Dublin. He began practice in Boston in 1853. In 1855 he was appointed demonstrator of anatomy at the Medical School and adjunct professor of surgery in 1866. From 1862 to 1883 he served as surgeon in the Massachusetts General Hospital, and during the war was assistant to the surgeon-general of Massachusetts and a member of the State Medical Commission.

For two terms Dr. Hodges was an Overseer of the University. He was also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of various other medical and social organizations. To medical literature he contributed two volumes, entitled, "Practical Dissections" and "The Excision of Joints," and many articles in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal.

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