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and physical endowment, Nahum Parker Monroe was too careless of his health. He gradually failed, moved to Baltimore in 1871, slowly developed schirrus of the stomach and general tuberculosis and died April 23, 187.3, aged only sixty-three and at a time when he seemed to have ten years more of active life before him.

It is so unusual for two brothers living .side by side to do so well together, and to become both men of so much mark, even if we cannot positively call either of them men of great ability. The medical skill, however, of Dr. Hollis, and the surgery of Dr. Nahum Parker, entitles the Monroes to excellent rank in the history of medi- cine in Maine.

I like to think of these two excellent physicians practising in Belfast, Maine, as relations, perhaps, of mine. For their grandfather, Philip, a man of roving pro- pensities, descended from William Mon- roe who escaped from the Battle of Worcester and emigrated to America, .settled in Surry, New Hampshire, where he kept the village inn. There is a legend that his first wife was Mary Parker, and if so, then she was an aunt of mine some generations back. This seems more than probable when we recall the fact that her grandson, Nahum Parker, had the same name as my grandfather twice removed, once living in Kittery, Maine. The coin- cidence of "Nahum Parker" is odd, at all events, meaningless though it may be from a geneological point of view. However, the relationship may be, the first Philip had a son Dr. Philip Monroe, of whom he was so fond that when old Philip died they had inscribed upon his tombstone after his days of birth and death "Father of Dr. Phihp Monroe."

J. A. S.

Montgomery, Frank Hugh (1862-1908).

Frank Hugh Montgomery was born at Fair Haven, Minnesota, January 6, 1862, and went as a boy to the St. Cloud (Minnesota) High School and the Univer- sity of Minnesota.

He graduated M. D. from Rush Med- ical College, Chicago, in 1888, and went


afterwards to the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the hospitals of London, Paris and Vienna.

At the time of his death he was the associate professor of dermatology in the Rush Medical College, Chicago; derma- tologist to the Presbyterian, St. Eliza- l)eth, and St. Anthony de Padua Hospi- tals of Chicago.

He was elected a member of the Ameri- can Dermatological Association in 1897, and was one of the founders of the Chicago Dermatological Society.

Dr. Montgomery was a collaborator with Dr. J. Nevins Hyde of a "Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin" (1895). He made frequent contributions to med- ical journals on dermatology, perhaps the most important being those on blasto- mycosis, although all of his writings demonstrated that he was a master in this difficult and intricate specialty, for his knowledge was broad and all of his scientific discussions and articles bear the imjjrint of scholarly labor and a thorougli acquaintance with dermato- logical literature.

His death, which occurred at White Lake, Michigan, on July 14, 1908, was very tragic. He was drowned while trying to save a companion who had been thrown with him into the water by the capsizing of a sail boat. J. M. W.

Moore, Edward Mott (1814-1902).

Edward Mott Moore was born at Rah- way. New Jersey, July 1, 1814, son of Lindley Murray and Abigail (Mott) Moore, descendants of Samuel and Mary (Isley) Moore, who removed from New- bury, Massachusetts, to New Jersey in 1666. His father was a prominent mem- ber of the Society of Friends. The son studied medicine in New York and Phila- delphia and graduated M. D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1838. He served as resident physician at Blockley Hospital, and also at the Frankford Lunatic Asylum until he removed to Rochester in 1840, where he began practice. In 1842 he was called to the chair of surgery in the medical school of