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carotid arteries of the right side for aneurysm of the first part of the sub- clavian. The operation for stone he had done seventy-seven times with only two fatalities.

He married in June, 1858, Elsie A., daughter of John Charlotte, of New Berne, North Carolina.

Though very patient, he sometimes took good humored ways of checking talkative invalids. "Let me see your tongue," he would say, as they un- wound their lengthy woes. But one night a prosy friend came and stayed late. Little was very tired and only half listening when he involuntarily said "Please let me see your tongue" and then became Avide awake in try- ing to explain the request:

He was actively engaged in work on March 31, 1885, and on April 4 he had succumbed to diabetes.

Among the writings which his scanty leisure gave time for are:

"The Use of Plaster of Paris in Sur- gery," 1867; "Median Lithotomy;" "Excision of the Lower Jaw for Osteo- sarcoma;" "Anchylosis of the Tem- poro-maxillary Articulation, Treated by Excision of the Right Condyle."

And his appointments and member- ships numbered: Lecturer on operative surgery to New York Hospital; profes- sor of surgery. University of Vermont; \d3iting surgeon, St. Luke's Hospital and afterwards to St. Vincent's. Mem- ber of the New York State Medical Society; fellow New York Academy of Medicine.

Brooklyn Med. Jour., vol. xiv, 1900. Post-graduate, N. York, 1887-8, vol. ii. Tr. M. Soc, N. Y., Syracuse, 1886. (D. B. St. J. Roosa.)

Little, Tunothy (177&-1849).

George Little, the founder of the Newbury (Massachusetts) branch of this family, came from London, England, and was the grandfather, twice re- moved, of Dr. Timothy Little, now to be delineated. Timothy Little was born in Newbury, October 27, 1776, was educated at Phillips' Exeter Academy,


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studied medicine with Dr. Jewell of Berwick, Maine, and was later a mem- ber of the Massachusetts Medical Soci- ety. He settled first in New Glouces- ter, Maine, about 1806, and before long enjoyed a large practice. He possessed great reputation as a medical teacher, and often had as many as fifteen students under his instruction at one time. He built up an extensive anatom- ical museum, composed of dissections made by himself or by his pupils under his direction. The teaching value of these collections is indicated by a vote at an early meeting of the Directors of the Medical School of Maine, in 1821, requesting the loan of the museum to the new institution.

Finding country practice too difficult to endure. Dr. Little removed to Port- land in 1826 and practised there until his death.

He married Eliza Lowell of Portland by whom he had five sons, none of whom, however, practised medicine. He early imbibed the views of Swenden- borg and often officiated in the local church in the absence of the regular preacher.

Dr. Timothy Little died at Portland, November 28, 1849, his widow surviv- ing him until 1853. J. A. S.

Communication from Dr. Frederick Henry

Gerrish, Portland.

M33. Transactions, Maine Medical Society.

Litton, Abram (1814-1901).

Abram Litton was born in Dublin, May 20, 1814, and was brought to the States by his parents when he was three years old. In 1831 he graduated from the Nashville university, and at once commenced his life as a teacher. He was made professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in the Univer- sity of Nashville in 1839, before he went abroad to study. He visited Paris, Berlin, Bonn and Heidelberg, looking for laboratories open for study but found at Giessen, with the great Liebig, the opportunity he sought to perfect himself in the methods of precision.