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Brinton, Daniel garrison, 1837-1899 Surgeon and archaeologist : born in Thornbury, Pa., May 13, 1837: was graduated at Jefferson Medical College in 1861, and successively became assistant surgeon, surgeon, and medical director in the 11th Army Corps in 1862-65. He was editor of the Medical and surgical reporter in 1867-87; became Professor of Ethnology in the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia, and Professor of American Linguistics and Archaeology in the University of Pennsylvania. His writings include Notes on the Floridian Peninsula; American hero myths; Aboriginal American Anthology; Primer of Mayan Hicroglyphics; Religion of primitive peoples, etc. He died in Atlantic City, N. J., July 31, 1899.