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William Scott, M.D., Woodstock, Out., the oldest physician in the County of Oxford, was born November 27th, IS2o, at Everingham, York-shire, Fang. His parents came to Canada in the year IS3o and settled in Oxford Comity, where the subject of our sketch aided in clearing two farins. While working on the farm he was a diligent student, all his spare time being devoted to stud-. At length lie articled himself to Dr. J. Samuel Stratford, Woodstock, and commenced the stud- of medicine. At the end of fire years, in the rear ISA lie successfully passed his

examinations in the Aledi-

cal Department of Toronto University. He at once

be-all to practice in Wood-

stock, where he has conti-

nned ever since, and enjoys

the confidence of all classes

of the conlniunity. In iS6S

lie received the lionor degree

of Doctor of Medicine from

the Medical College at Castleton, U.S. Dr. Scott has been -\-cry successful in his practice. He has made a specialty of the diseases of women and midwifery, having had of the latter the extraordinary number of about eight thousand cases in his practice of forty-two years. He now does an office business exclusively, acid such is his fame far and wide as a specialist, that patients come to him from long distances in Canada, and from the United States as Nvell. He has filled a most important place ii; the community in which he has resided so long, and has by his ivisdom and skill brought re-

lief to thousands of homes. Dr. Scott has strong inventive ability, and has invented a number of surgical illstrninents, some of which have been strongly commended by medical faculties. He was surgeon in the 2211d Battalion Volunteer Oxford Rifles for a number of years, and has been one of the coroners for the Count- of Oxford for many years. Iii religion he is a member of the Church of England. The doctor has been twice married—first to bliss Sarah Maria Eakins, of Burford, who died in iS55, and he was again married in I356 to Miss Elizabeth E. Martin, Blenheim.


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