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[308] (after a visit to Dr. Hahnemann in Europe) as a homoeopathic practitioner, has held a high rank. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Samuel Gregg, born in New Boston, N. H., came to Medford and commenced practice in 1826, and for fourteen years pursued the allopathic system of cure. By a visit to Dr. Vandenburg, in New York, he became acquainted with the homoeopathic system, and has since used none other. For the last few years he has been a most successful practitioner in Boston, where he has resided.

Dr. Milton Fuller, who has practised acceptably in Medford and the neighboring towns for the last twelve years, on the homoeopathic system, has just removed to Boston.

Of the present physicians of the town, now in full practice, and justly esteemed by all who know them, the usual rules of courtesy forbid us to speak. Drs. Bemis and Dorr practise on the allopathic system.

In reviewing the last century and a quarter, we find that the terms of service with four physicians have filled up this long period! Medford certainly has not been given to change; and was ever town more favored in its physicians? They were men of medical science, of practical skill, of quick sensibility, and irreproachable morals. How steady and powerful the beneficent action of such Christian professors amid the most trying scenes of human life! What so disgusting as a profane and licentious physician? There are some noble scholars in the medical profession who maintain that there are very small advances made in therapeutic science, compared with those in kindred branches. They are awaking to the demands of the age; and the happiest results will in due time follow.


The number of lawyers resident in Medford has been very small,--the quarrelling propensities of the people smaller still. Office business has been the chief source of emolument. Hon. Timothy Bigelow came from Groton, to reside in Medford, in 1808; but he relied on the whole county for business, and had as much as, perhaps more than, any other lawyer. Standing so eminently at the bar, he accumulated a fortune by his indefatigable labors. As a senator, a member of the Executive Council, a representative, and speaker

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