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Chipman, William Reginald, 1849-1918
William Reginald Chipman (1849-1918) was one of the original seven founders of the Tufts College Medical School and served as its first Professor of Surgery, from 1893 to 1896.
Chipman was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, on May 30, 1849.He studied at King's College and Harvard Medical School, from which he graduated with a medical degree in 1876.He established a practice in Chelsea, Massachusetts, which he maintained for more than forty years. After traveling through the major capitals of Europe to take post-graduate courses, Chipman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from King's College in 1888.He joined the Tufts College Medical School's faculty as its first professor of Surgery in 1893 and held the position for the following three years. Chipman was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and active in several fraternal organizations. He also served on the Chelsea Board of Alderman from 1893 to 1895.Chipman died on October 7, 1918. He had been married twice, first to Anne Stockwell Raddin, who died in 1906 and then to Ella Stewart. His son, Fredrick Reginald Raddin Chipman attended Tufts Dental School, graduating in 1921.