Benjamin Waterhouse, an American physician, born in Newport, R. I., March 4, 1754, died in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 2, 1846. He studied in London, Edinburgh, and Leyden, where he took the degree of M. D., and began practice at Newport. In 1783 he became professor of the theory and practice of physic at Cambridge, where he also promoted the study of natural history, botany, and mineralogy; from 1812 to 1825 he was medical supervisor of the military posts in New England. In 1799 Dr. Jenner communicated to him his discovery of vaccination, and Dr. Waterhouse at once tested it in his own family. He wrote much for political newspapers, and published "The Botanist" (1811), and an "Essay on Junius and his Letters " (1831), attributing the letters to Lord Chatham.
Benjamin Webster, an English actor, born in Bath, Sept. 3, 1800. He was educated for the navy, and also studied music, but in 1825 went upon the stage in London. In 1837 he became manager of the Haymarket theatre, and during his lesseeship expended annually large sums for original works by Bulwer, Knowles, Jerrold, and others, which were brought out at his theatre, where at the same time appeared Macready, Wallack, Farren, Miss Faucit, and other eminent actors. Subsequently he had the management of the Adelphi theatre. In 1858 he built the new Adelphi theatre, which is still under his management (1876). In 1866 he became also lessee of the Olympic. He is president of the new dramatic college. His most successful parts are Lavater, Tartuffe, Belphegor, Triplet, and Pierre Lereux in the "Poor Strollers".
Benjamin Winslow Dudley, an American surgeon, born in Spottsylvania co., Vs., in 1785, died at Lexington, Ky., Jan. 20, 1870. He received his education at Transylvania university, Lexington, Ky., and took his medical degree at the university of Pennsylvania in 1806. In 1810 he went to Europe and studied four years under the most eminent physicians. On his return he settled in Lexington, Ky. He operated for stone in the bladder 207 times and lost only five patients, and had occasion to repeat the operation in but one instance. He also successfully applied a ligature to the carotid artery for aneurism within the skull, where trephining had been tried by another surgeon for supposed water on the brain. He retired from active practice in 1854. He published several medical essays, and on the organization of the medical school of Transylvania university became professor of surgery.
Benkablo, a town of Spain, in the province of Castellon, on the Mediterranean, 80 m. N. E. of Valencia, on the railroad to Barcelona; pop. about 7,000. It is surrounded by walls, and has a ruined castle, a fishing port, and a church with an octangular tower. It is an ill-built and dirty town, chiefly noted for the red and full-flavored wine produced in the neighborhood, which is largely exported to Bordeaux, to enrich poor clarets for the English and American market.