Hopkins, Lemuel

Hopkins, Lemuel,

1750–1801, American poet and physician, b. Waterbury, Conn. One of the Connecticut WitsConnecticut Wits
or Hartford Wits,
an informal association of Yale students and rectors formed in the late 18th cent. At first they were devoted to the modernization of the Yale curriculum and declaring the independence of American letters.
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, he collaborated with several others in writing popular political satires. He was one of the most advanced and distinguished physicians of his time and founder of the Medical Society of Connecticut.
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