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116); "Notes of Some I'nusual Cases of Disease Involving Primarily the Skin Covering the Mammary Gland" ("Mari- time Medical News," Halifax, vol. i, p. 131) may be mentioned.

Ur. Parker married twice, first to Elizabeth Ritchie, daughter of the Hon. J. W. Johnston, attorney-general, their only child, James J. Parker, dying in Edinburgh while a medical student, and his [second wife was Fanny Holmes, daughter of the Hon. W. A. Black, of Halifax. He w-as survived by a widow, three daughters and one son.

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Parker, Edward Hazen (1823-1896).

Dr. Edward Hazen Parker was born in the city of Boston, the son of Hon. Isaac and Sarah (Ainsworth) Parker. Dr. Parker graduated from Dartsmouth Col- lege in 1846, and received his medical de- gree from Jefferson Medical College in 1848. After graduation, he w^as at once appointed lecturer on anatomy and physi- ology at Bow^doin Medical College at Con- cord, New Hampshire, and there he un- dertook also the editorship of the " New Hampshire Medical Journal," which he conducted successfully for nine years.

In 1853, on being called to the chair of physiology and pathology in the New York Medical College, Dr. Parker left Concord and established himself in prac- tice in New York City, his confreres in the college being Peaslee and Barker. During the three years that Dr. Parker held this professorship he established the "Medical Monthly" (1854), which he continued to edit personally for many years with great ability and success, and was co-editor of "The Journal of Medi- cine," Concord, in 1850.

In 1854 he received the degree of A. M. from Trinity College, and in 1858, by the solicitation of many friends and patients, was induced to remove to Poughkeepsie, New York, where he practised nearl}^ up to the time of his death, a period of some forty years.

Dr. Parker was a physician and a sur- geon of signal competency and skill. He


was a man of extremely fine fiber, of unusual cultivation, and of high scholarly attainments. The following brief poem was written by him years ago. It has been copied and translated into several languages including Greek and Latin, and the first verse was inscribed on Pres. Garfield's tomb.

Life's race well run, Life's work all done, Life's victory won; Now Cometh rest.

Sorrows are o'er, Trials no more. Ship reaches shore; Now cometh rest.

Faith yields to sight, Day follows night, Jesus gives light; Now cometh rest.

We a while wait, But, soon or late, Death opes the gate; Then cometh rest.

Dr. Parker lived in Poughkeepsie, New York, for nearly forty years. He was elected president of the Medical Society of the State of New York in 1862; and held a commission in the corps of volun- teer surgeons provided by the state under Govs. Morgan and Seymour; and was also one of the medical board of Vassar Hospital. He died on November 9, 1896, at Poughkeepsie, New York.

J. E. S. Med. Rec, N. Y., 1S96, vol. i.

Parker, James Pleasant (1854-1896).

James Pleasant Parker was born in Alabama, and at first was a pharmacist, but later took up medicine (1882) and graduated at Jefferson Medical College in 1886. He studied ophthalmology and otology in Philadelphia and New York, but in 1887 settled in Kansas City to practise these specialties. Four years later he founded the " Annals of Ophthal- mology and Otology, ' and to this publi- cation and his practice he devoted every moment of his time and his entire energy, being rewarded with marked success. In 1892 he removed to St. Louis where he