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Medical Society, and published in the "Transactions."

In 1S41, 1S4S and 1856 he visited Eu- rope, not only to perfect himself in his profession, but also to investigate, criti- cally, that grave malady morbus cox- arius, or hip disease. He says : " I take the position that spontaneous dislocation of the hip (as purely the result of morbid action, unaided by superadded violence) seldom or never takes place; I also pro- pose a mode of treatment by which pro- gressive absorption of the acetabulum and head of the bone may be arrested before the life of the patient is endangered by the progress of the disease."

March married Miss Joanna P., daught- er of j\Ir. Silas Armsby of the town of Sut- ton, Massachusetts, February 22, 1824. His family consisted of four children, two boys and two girls. Two died in infancy. Henry became a physician.

An intimate friend of his, in speaking of March, senior, as a professor of religion, said : " The crowning glory of Dr. March's character was his consistent Christianity.

About the middle of May, 1869, he felt the symptoms of approaching illness which terminated his life. On the twenty- seventh he visited his daughter, where he became sick and remained all night, ex- pecting to return to his home the follow- ing day, but he was not able. He lingered until Thursday, June 17, 1869, when he died.

J. L. B.

Autobiography of Samuel Gross, 1S87.

The Late Alden March (W. C. Wey), 1869.

Nat. Med. Jour., Wash., 1870-1, vol. i

(J. McNaughton).

Tr. Med. Soc, Co., Albany, 1870, vol. ii.

Tr. Med. Soc, State of N. York, Albany, 1870

(J. L. Babcock).

There is a portrait in the Surg. -Gen. Lib.,

Wash., D. C.

Marion, Otis Humphrey (1847-1906).

Otis Humphrey Marion was born in BtirUngton, Massachusetts, in 1847, grad- uated at Kimball Union Academy in 1869, Dartmouth College in 1873, and Harvard Medical School in 1876, and be- came house surgeon to the Boston City


Hospital in 1876-77, spending the winter of 1878 studying abroad, and settling eventually in Allston (Boston), Massa- chusetts.

He served as surgeon of the First Regi- ment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, and introduced into the Massachusetts Militia the system of First Aid to the Injured.

He was medical director of the First Brigade, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, and surgeon-general of Massachusetts on the staff of former Gov. John L. Bates, with the rank of brigadier-general.

He died of pneumonia, November 27, 1906, leaving a widow, a daughter and two sons.

W. L. B.

Obit, in the current daily press and medical journals.

Markoe, Thomas Masters (1819-1901).

Thomas Masters Markoe, physician and pathologist, was descended from a refugee Huguenot family who had emi- grated to the West Indies. His direct ancestor, Peter Markoe, settled in the Island of Santa Cruz, and the doctor's father, Francis Markoe was sent to be educated to the United States and settled in New York, marrying Sarah Caldwell, of Philadelphia, where their son was born September, 1819. He grad- uated from Princeton, in 1836 and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, in 1S41 becoming an assistant in the New York Hospital while still a student.

In 1842 he became assistant curator in the pathological museum and lecturer on pathological anatomy, while from 1852-92 he was surgeon to the New York Hospital. A professorship in the college of Physicians and Surgeons New York, was given him in 1860, and from 1878-88 he held there the chair of the principles of surgery.

Throughout the war he served as surgeon in the Union Army and after- wards returned to his practice.

His genial personality was much appreciated by the students, and his lectures were interesting even apart from