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in 1862 becoming a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons there. Re- turning to the United States he became assistant surgeon in the army, working in various hospitals at St. Louis, Louis- ville and elsewhere. In 1864 he was professor of surgery in the Royal Col- lege of Physicians and Surgeons at Kingston, Ontario. In 1872, lecturer, and later professor of surgery in the department of medicine and surgery, University of Michigan, resigning this position in 1889 for private practice in Detroit, Michigan. In 1884 he was president of the Michigan State Med- ical Society; in 1894 president of the American Medical Association. He was honorary member of the Ohio State Medi- cal Society, the New York State Medical Society, and member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Dur- ing the late Spanish War he was surgeon and stationed at Old Point Comfort. When assistant to Syme of Edinburgh, he acquired great dexterity in those operations which made Syme famous. As a teacher he commanded the con- fidence and enthusiasm of his pupils. Of spare build, about five feet ten inches high, with sandy hair, smooth-shaven face clear blue eyes, firm elastic step, kindly manner, he was a most attract- ive personality to his friends and a pillar of strength to the cause he cham- pioned. Being a ready writer, force- ful speaker, a faithful friend and power- ful enemy, he exerted a wide influence. In the controversy between University of Michigan and the Michigan State Medical Society over the introduction of homeopathy into the university, he led the university party. He was a leader in hastening the evolution of the Michigan State Medical Society from a convention with political methods into a society for mutual instruction and fellowship. He mar- ried twice. His first wife was a Kings- ton lady, by whom he had two children; one, a son, Dr. Donald Maclean, Jr., and a daughter. His second wife was


Mrs. Duncan of Detroit. Dr. Maclean died at his home in Detroit, July 24, 1903, from heart failure.

His papers included:

"Cystic Goiter, Complicated by Epi- lepsy," ("Physician and Surgeon," Ann Arbor, vol. i.)

"Casesof Skin Grafting." (Ibid., vol. i.)

"Malignant Tumor of the Neck." ("Physician and Surgeon," vol. iii.)

"Tumors of the Mammary Gland." (Ibid., vol. iii.)

"Carcinoma Mammae." (Ibid., 1884, vol. vi.)

"Three Cases of Laparo-Nephrec- tomy," ("Transactions Ninth Interna- tional Medical Congress," vol. i.)

"Psoas Abscess." ("Physician and Surgeon," vol. ii.)

" Resection at Shoulder-joint for Caries and Necrosis of Humerus." (Ibid., 1887.)

" Radical Cure of Hernia." ("American Lancet," Detroit, 1887, vol. ix.)

"Excision of Scapula." ("Physician and Surgeon," Ann Arbor, 1883.)

"The Treatment of Fractures in the Light of Modern Histology and Path- ology." ("Chicago Clinical Review," 1893).

L. C.

Biographical Cyclopedia of Mich., Detroit, N. Y., 1900. Hist Univ. Mich., Ann Arbor, 1906.

McClellan, George (1796-1847).

George McClellan was born in Wood- stock, Connecticut, in 1796, graduated in arts at Yale in 1815, and after study- ing medicine with Dr. Hubbard of Pom- fret, Connecticut, and later with Dr. John Syng Dorsey of Philadelphia, graduated in medicine at the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania in 1819. He is known best as a surgeon and as a teach- er of surgery, but he also practised ophthalmic surgery, in which he ac- quired considerable fame. In 1821, when only twenty-five years of age, he founded the Institution for the Diseases of the Eye and Ear in Phila- delphia. It appears that the institu- tion went out of existence when the