Journal of the American Medical Assn. June 1884
MEAD, EDWARD, M.D., was born in England, in 1819 ; died June 28, 1883, being shipwrecked on the coast of Pico while making a voyage in the Portuguese barque Pimpao to the Azores for recreation and health. Dr. Mead studied medicine early in life, graduating from the Medical College of Ohio, in 1841. He made mental diseases a specialty, was a devoted believer in his profession, and successfully conducted a private asylum in Chicago, Illinois, from 1842 to 1852, removing in the latter year to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resided till 1869. He held for a time a professorship in the Illinois Medical College, and later a similar one in the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery. At Cincinnati he filled several public positions, and during the civil war he was an active member of the Sanitary Commission. He came to Boston, Mass., in 1870, and established a private institution two years later. Dr. Mead was a member of the American Medical Association ; of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and at the time of his death was one of the Councilors of the Norfolk District Medical Society.
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