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Silas Weir Mitchell (1829–1914)

Mitchell, Silas Weir. A distinguished American physician, poet, and novelist; born in Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1829; died in 1914. He was noted as a specialist in toxicology, nervous disorders, etc., the results of his researches being embodied in a number of valuable medical works. He has achieved a high reputation by his purely literary books; ‘Hephzibah Guinness, and Other Stories’ (1880); ‘In War Time’ (1885), a novel; ‘Poems’ (1882–87); ‘Characteristics’ (1893); ‘Hugh Wynne’ (1897); ‘Youth of Washington’; ‘Collected Poems’ (1896); ‘Adventures of François’ (1898); ‘Dr. North and his Friends’ (1900); ‘Constance Trescot’ (1905); ‘The Red City’ (1908); ‘The Comfort of the Hills’ (1909); ‘John Sherwood, Ironmaster’ (1911). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).