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came one of the editors of the Virp;inia Clinical Record," of which three volumes were issued. At the outbreak of the war, in 1S61, he was made surgeon-in-charge and commandant of the Chimborazo Hos- pital at Richmond. This hospital he or- ganized from its very beginning, and made it one of the largest the world has ever known, in which, during the four years of the war, 7G,000 soldiers were treated with a remarkable number of recoveries, considering the poor facilities and scant supplies. He was successively professor of chemistry and practice of medicine in the Medical College of Virginia for many years; served as dean of the faculty for twelve years, and at the time of his death was president of the board of visitors.

"He was," says Dr. J. N. Upshur, "a man of most distinguished presence, magnetic and successful.

He married in 1845 Delia Patteson, of Richmond, and had nine children, of whom six survived him; three sons en- tered the medical profession. He died in Richmond on August 13, 1906, at the age of eighty-three.

His writings included:

" Remarks on the Uses and Effects of Sulphate of Quinine." (."Stethoscope," December, 1857.)

"Present Condition of the Medical Profession in Virginia." ("Virginia Med- ical and Surgical Journal," vol. i.)

"Sick Headache." ("Virginia Medical Journal," vol. i.)

"Uterine Hydatids." Ibid., vol. v.

" Belladonna as an Antigalactic." ("IMaryland and Virginia Medical Jour- nal," vol. i.)

"The Action of Bismuth." Ibid., vol. ii.)

" Theory of the Heart." (" Richmond Medical Journal," vol. v.)

Transactions of the Med. Soc. of Va., 1906. "Medical Reminiscences of Richmond dur- ing the past forty years." (J. N. Upshur.)

R. M. S.

Maclean, Alexander Campbell (1854-1907).

Alexander Campbell Maclean was

born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada,

June 22, 1854, a descendant of the clan Maclean of Lochbine. His father, Charles Maclean, was a prominent figure in Scotch politics and for a time Chancellor of the Exchequer of Scot- land. His mother, Jane Campbell, was a daughter of Capt. Campbell of Kintia and a niece of the Duke of Argyle, in whose family she spent her girlhood. Maclean was a graduate of the Univer- sity of Michigan and there took his A. B. He then entered the medical department and graduated in 1877.

Maclean was a member of the Salt Lake County Medical Society and the Utah State Medical Association. After serving as interne in the University Hospital at Ann Arbor he was ap- pointed surgeon to the Iron-Silver mine at Leadville, Colorado, and later surgeon to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad at the same place. In 1889 he came to Salt Lake City and at once took a prominent position in the pro- fession. He was closely associated with Dr. Hamilton in the organization of St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, and for years one of the staff. He married May 15, 1883, Susan Mariner of Memphis, Tennessee, and had four children, three sons and one daughter.

He died in Pueblo, Colorado, August 3, 1907, from a mental breakdown following tabes dorsalis.

W. B. E.

Maclean, Donald (1839-1903).

Donald Maclean, surgeon, was born at Seymour, Canada, December 4, 1839. His father, of Edinburgh, Scotland, became totally blind at the age of fifteen, but by the aid of tutors pre- pared himself for the ministry, only to be rejected because of his blindness. He then moved to the wilderness of Canada, where Donald was born. The boy's education was obtained partly at Ohphant's School, Edinburgh, and partly at Cobourg, Bellville, and Queen's College, Canada. In 1858 he returned to Edinburgh and entered the medical side at the University,