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absence, to meet with a very warm wel- come and the offer (accepted) of the surgical chair in the University Medical College. " His experience was so vast, his observations so acute, his enthusiasm for surgery so undying that his lecture hall was always crowded with students and physicians anxious to profit by his teaching." But during his whole career he would never sacrifice a limb for the mere eclat of an operation, but would say to his students, "Allow me to urge you when about to perform an important surgical operation to ask yourselves solemnly whether, in the same situation, you would be willing to submit to it."

Distinguished as a great surgeon he was no less eminent as a consistent Christ- ian and a good loyal citizen.

He died of typho-malarial fever and gangrene of the left leg, resulting from occlusion of the arteries, on April 26, 1865, in the eightieth year of his age.

In consideration of his great merit Mott received many honorary titles, among them: LL. D., University of the State of New York; fellow of the Medical Societies of Louisiana, New York, Conn- ecticut, and Rhode Island; fellow of Imperial Academy of Medicine, Paris; of the Chirurgical Society of Paris; of the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London; of Brussels; of Kings College of Physicians, Ireland, etc.

Among his valuable contributions to surgical literature must be noted:

" Relative Anatomy of the Subclavian Arteries within the Scaleni Muscles."

" Memoirs on Tying the Arteria Innominata."

"On Excision of the Lower Jaw."

"Papers on Ligature of Carotids, Sub- clavians, External and Internal Iliacs."

"Exsection of Clavicle for Enormous Osteo-sarcoma . ' '

"Essay on Treatment of Ununited Fractures."

"On a Peculiar Tumor of the Skin (Perchadermatocele) . ' '

"On Facture of the Penis."

" On the Effects of Admission of Air in the Veins in Surgical Operations."


"Mott's Velpeau," four volumes, New York, illustrated.

"Mott's CHniques," 1860.

"Hemorrhage from Wounds and Its Arrest."

Gross, S. D., jMemoir of Valentine Mott,

Phila., 1S6S (with portrait).

Post, A. ('., Eulogy on the late Valentine

Mott, N. Y., 1866 (with portrait).

Boston M. and S. Jour., 1851, vol. xliii.

Lancet, London, 1865, vol. i.

Med. and Surg. Reporter, Phil;i., 1864, vol.

ii.

Tr. Med. 8oo., N. Y., Albany, 1866 (S. B.

liunning).

There is also a portrait in the Surg. -General's

Librarj', Wash., D. C.

Moultrie, James (1793-1869).

Dr. Moultrie was born at Charleston, South Carolina, March 27, 1793, a descendant from Dr. John Moultrie, of Culross, Fife, Scotland, who emigrated to South Carolina prior to 1729. His father was Dr. James Moultrie, a scholarly phy- sician. His early education was received at Charleston, South Carolina, and at Hammersmith, England. Upon return- ing to America, he began to study medi- cine with Drs. Barron and Wilson, and graduated from the University of Penn- .sylvania in 1812.

He was a member of his State Medical Societies; the Societe de Medicine de Marseilles; Societe Phrenologique de Paris.

Dr. Moultrie began to practise in his native city in 1812, but upon the break- ing out of war in 1812, he offered his ser- vices and was appointed surgeon in charge of a hospital in Hampstead. On May 22, 1813, he was commissioned by Gen. Joseph Alston, physician of the port of Charleston.

The main energies of his life were spent as a teacher of physiology and in further- ing the cause of medical education. As early as 1822 he was in correspondence with Dr. Cooper, president of the South Carolina Medical College, Avith regard to the founding of a medical college in South Carolina. When the college was finally established at Charleston in 1824 Dr. Moultrie declined a chair upon the ground