Autobiography of Samuel D. Gross, M.D., ...: Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. With Sketches of His Contemporaries, Volume 2

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G. Barrie, 1887 - Surgeons - 443 pages

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Page 223 - ago, which, with some prefatory remarks, was published this week in the Philadelphia Medical News. I promptly sent a letter of condolence to Mrs. Sims; but, alas! what is condolence under such affliction? The loving husband and the adored father is gone, and the mourners alone remain. '' The friendship of a great man is a gift of the gods.'' " His life was gentle, and the elements
Page 67 - in diamonds and brilliants; and on the other this inscription: "Presented to Dr. SD Gross by his medical friends in commemoration of his fifty-first year in the profession, April loth, 1879.
Page 139 - the eminent surgeon of St. Thomas's Hospital. As an instance of his courage and presence of mind it is related that when a boy he saw a lad fall from a cart and tear open his thigh
Page 273 - of head and heart, Drake had many enemies, especially in his own profession. He was of an aggressive disposition, and he deemed it his duty to resent every insult, real or imaginary, that was offered to him. This
Page 232 - He was one of the founders, and for eight years president, of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane. He was
Page 66 - when coupled with an affluent wealth of knowledge and rich stores of observation and experience, renders the presence of old men in our midst pillars of strength, not only in a profession like our own, but to the community at large, indeed to the world. The wisdom of old Fabius was more than
Page 67 - shall have laid aside the harness of conflict, to recall some pleasant memories of the past; and they may also tend to fire the ambition of your sons to emulate the ambition of their noble sire." When Professor Agnew had finished his address, he attached to the lapel of
Page 70 - my mind! Kingdoms have crumbled into dust; new dynasties have sprung up; the world has been drenched in blood by contending armies; millions of human beings have been swept away by pestilence and famine; civilization, commerce, the arts and sciences, religion and education have found new homes ; the uttermost parts of the globe have been

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