Hurd, Henry Mills
- Gert H. Brieger
Hurd, Henry Mills (03 May 1843–19 July 1927), psychiatrist and hospital administrator, was born in Union City, Michigan, the son of Theodore C. Hurd, a physician, and Ellen Hammond. Hurd’s father died at age thirty-nine, leaving three small sons. His mother married his father’s younger brother, also a physician, who moved the family to Galesburg, Illinois. There Hurd attended school and, at the age of fourteen, entered Knox College, a small liberal arts college known for its antislavery sentiments. Wanting to experience a larger school, Hurd spent the next two years at the University of Michigan, where he was taught philosophy by President ...