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(1839-1914) US medical doctor, publisher, teacher and author; he served in the American Civil War as a surgeon, and among other positions served as President of the American Congress on Tuberculosis, 1905-1906. Of sf interest is his one novel, The Strange Case of Dr Bruno (1906), which describes the Invention of a Drug capable of putting subjects into Suspended Animation, thus offering them a form of Immortality. [JC]
born Emporia, Virginia: 18 July 1839
died Austin, Texas: 14 May 1914
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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