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PRICE, Theophihls Townsend, physician, born in Cape May county, New Jersey, 21 May, 1828. He received an academical education, taught school for a time, then studied medicine, was graduated in 1853 at Pennsylvania medical college, and set-t led in practice at Tuckerton, New Jersey In 1863 he served as a volunteer surgeon in the army. Since 1879 he has been acting assistant surgeon in the United States marine hospital service, the first and only appointment of the kind in New Jersey, the government medical service on the entire New Jersey coast being under his charge. He is one of the projectors of the Tuckerton railroad, and since 1871 has been the secretary. He has served in the New Jersey legislature, is one of the trustees of the New Jersey reform school for boys, and of the South Jersey institute, and a member of the State medical and historical societies. He has contributed to medical journals, and both in prose and poetry to various periodicals. Many of his war songs have become widely known. He is the author of the entire historical and descriptive part of the "His-torieal and Biographical Atlas of the New Jersey Coast" (Philadelphia, 1877).
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