Samuel Henry Dickson, an American physician, born in Charleston, S. C, in September, 1798, died in Philadelphia, March 31, 1872. He graduated at Yale college in 1814, and afterward studied medicine in Charleston and at the university of Pennsylvania. He was instrumental in the establishment of a medical college in Charleston, and on its organization in 1824 became professor of the institutes and practice of medicine. In 1832 he retired, but in the following year, on the reorganization of the institution as the medical college of the state of South Carolina, he was reelected. In 1847 he was called to the professorship of the practice of medicine in the university of New York, which he filled till 1850, when he resumed his professorship in the medical college of South Carolina. In 1858 he became professor of the practice of medicine in the Jefferson medical college at Philadelphia. Ho contributed many papers to various medical journals, and published a work on "Dengue" (Philadelphia, 1826); "Manual of Pathology and Practice of Medicine;" "Essays on Pathology and Therapeutics" (2 vols. 8vo, New York, 1845); "Essays on Life, Sleep, Pain, &C." (12mo, Philadelphia, 1852); and "Elements of Medicine" (8vo, Philadelphia, 1855). He was also the author of a pamphlet on slavery, in which he asserted the essential inferiority of the negro race.