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STRINGER, Samuel, physician, born in Maryland in 1734; died in Albany, New York, 11 July, 1817. He studied medicine in Philadelphia with Dr. Thomas Bond, was appointed to the medical department of the army in 1755 by Governor William Shirley, and served in the campaign of 1758 at Ticonderoga. He then settled in Albany, and on 14 September, 1775, was appointed director and physician of the hospitals of the northern department, and authorized to appoint a surgeon for the fleet that was then fitting out upon the lakes. He accompanied the troops in the invasion of Canada, but was dismissed the service by congress, 9 January, 1777; and in February that body ordered an inquiry to be made concerning medicines that he had bought. General Philip Schuyler remonstrated against his removal, and on 15 March, 1777, he was reprimanded by congress. Dr. Stringer afterward practised in Albany with great reputation till his death.
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