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Jackson gives an interesting account of Horner's furtitiuio while awaiting the end.

" Ho was Ij-inp mi a couch; Dr. Henry Smith ami m}^clf sitting on each side. Pr. Horner was suffering some pain, a new symptom that had just com- menced. He demonstrated with his fin- ger tlie different regions of the trunk, enumerating the organs they contained, and the state of each, and indicated tiie e.xact seat where he then suffered tiie most. This was done with the interest and earnest manner of a demonstration to his class. I was so struck with it as to call the attention of Dr. Smith to this display of the 'ruling passion strong in death.' 'Look! here is the anatomist dissecting his body — making a post- mortem before he is dead.' The remark so amused Dr. Horner that he laughed heartily, in which we joined him. At the end he said: 'Well, I have not had so good a laugh for a long time.' Tliis occurred on the third day before his death."

The direct cause of death was an entero- peritonitis, on March 13, 1853. His chief writings were: " Edition of Wistar's Anatomy," Phila- delphia, J. E. More, 1823.

"The United States Dissector or Les- sons in Practical Anatomy," first edition, 1826, fourth edition edited by Henry H. Smith, Philadelphia, 1846.

" A Treatise on Pathological Anatomy," 1829, three editions pubHshed.

"A Treatise on the Special Anatomy of the Human Body," published in two volumes, 1826, eighth edition, Philadel- phia, 1851.

"A Plate of the Fetal Circulation" (about 1828).

Horner contributed numerous articles to various medical journals, especially to the "Philadelphia (American) Journal of the Medical Sciences."

In addition to those referred to in the text, the following partial Ust of the more important papers of Horner was submitted to Jackson by Dr. H. H. Smith soon after Horner's death.

1. "Case of Lumbar Abscess, attended with Artificial Anus, opening from the Colon into the Groin." ("Philadelphia Journal of Medical and Physical Sciences," vol. i, 1820.)

2. "On the Treatment of Ruptured Tendo Achillis, with a Plan of Treatment." (Ibid., vol. xxi.)

3. "Cases of Congenital Hydrocepha- lus, in which the Brain was Tapped" ("American Journal of the Medical Sciences," vol. iv, 1829.)

4. "Case of Ozema Cured by the Use of Chloride of Lime." (Ibid., vol. vi, 1830.)

5. "Ligature of the Primitive Carotid Artery (in a Court-room)." (Ibid., 1834.)

6. "Amputation at Shoulder-Joint, with a Description of a New Instrument for Tying Deep-seated Arteries." (Ibid, vol. i, new series, 1841.)

7. "Experiments in the Vascular Con- nection of the Mother and Fetus." (Ibid., vol. xii.)

8. "On the Direct Communication of the Pulmonary Air Vesicles with the Pulmonary Veins." (Ibid., vol. v, new series.)

9. "Cases of Aneurysm, Showing the Importance of Placing a Ligature above and below the Sac." (Ibid., vol. i, new series, 1841.)

10 "Case of Aneurysm of the Femoral Artery; also of the Brachial." (Ibid., vol. iv, 1842.)

11 "Excision of the Upper Jaw-bone without incising the Cheek." ("Phila- delphia Medical Examiner," vol. vi, new series, 1850.)

12" Case of Lacerated Perineum, with an Account of an Operation for its Re- lief." ("American Journal of Medical Sciences," vol. xx, new series, 1850.)

13 "Extirpation of the Parotid Gland." ("Medical Examiner.")

14 "Surgical Apparatus invented or modified; a valuable modification of Dessault's splint for fracture of the femur, in which the counter-extension is made by the upper end of the inner splint, now generally employed at the St. Joseph's