Earle, Pliny(1809–92) physician, psychiatrist; born in Leicester, Mass. He wrote extensively on current practices in mental institutions in Europe and the United States, and headed institutions in Frankford, Pa. (1840) and New York City (1844). He was a cofounder of the American Medical Association (1847).
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