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Babcock, James Woodslocked

(11 August 1856–03 March 1922)
  • Peter McCandless

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Babcock, James Woods (11 August 1856–03 March 1922), psychiatrist, was born in Chester, South Carolina, the son of Sidney E. Babcock, a physician, and Margaret Woods. He graduated from Harvard College in 1882 and received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1886. He served as assistant physician at McLean Hospital for the Insane in Somerville, Massachusetts, from 1887 until 1891, when he was appointed superintendent of the South Carolina State Lunatic Asylum in Columbia....

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