Lyman Spalding, an American physician, born in Cornish, N. II., June 5, 1775, died in Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 31, 1821. He graduated at Harvard college in 1797, assisted Prof. Nathan Smith in establishing the medical school at Dartmouth college, delivered the first course of lectures on chemistry in that institution, and published " A New Nomenclature of Chemistry, proposed by Messrs. De Morveau, Lavoisier, Berthollet, and Four-croy, with Additions and Improvements" (1799). He entered upon the practice of medicine at Portsmouth in 1799. In 1812 he was elected president and professor of anatomy and surgery in the college of physicians and surgeons at Fairfield, Herkimer co., N. Y., and in 1813 he removed to the city of New York. He originated the plan for the formation of the " Pharmacopoeia of the United States," the first edition of which was published in 1820, under the supervision of delegates from all the medical schools and societies. Dr. Spalding published "Reflections on Fever, and particularly on the Inflammatory Character of Fever " (1817); "Reflections on Yellow Fever Periods" (1819); and "A History of the Introduction and Use of Scutellaria Lateriflora as a Remedy for preventing and curing Hydrophobia" (1819).