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He went to San Francisco with the regi- ment, but not to the Philippines. He was promoted to the position of brigade- surgeon and was transferred to the camps of the South and Porto Rico and served on Gen. Miles' stall" in Porto Rico, where he rendered splendid service. After the close of the war, he was honorably dis- charged, returned to Denver and resumed work, though in impaired health. He was a man of splendid address, of genial nature, a fine teacher and brilliant surgeon, scrupulously neat, possessed mechanical ingenuity and his technic was faultless. He died in Denver, January 16, 1902, from acute appendicitis, com- plicated with nephritis and uremia. Though himself a surgeon, who never shrank from duty, yet, unlike most sur- geons, he would not submit to the knife.

He married S. Effie Brown, of Redstone, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1886, and had two sons; Clayton, Jr., and Forbes.

His writings included:

"Anatomical Anomalies." ("Denver Medical Times," 1889.)

" A Successful Nephrectomy for Tuber- culosis." ("International Journal of Surgery," New York, 1891.)

"A MacEwen Operation for the Radi- cal Cure of Hernia." (" Denver Medical Times," 1891.)

"Linear Craniotomy." ("Medical News," Philadelphia, 1892.)

"The Removal of the Gasserian Gang- lion." ("Medical News," Philadelphia, 1893.)

" Linear Craniotomy in Microcepha- lus." ("International Medical Maga- zine," Philadelphia, 1893.)

" A New Apparatus for the Treatment of Fracture of the Inferior Maxilla." ("Journal American Medical Associa- tion," 1894.)

" Two Abscesses of the Brain Caused by Septic Emboli Resulting from a Gun- shot Wound Inflicted Thirty-two Years Before." (Drs. Eskridge and Parkhill in "New York Medical Journal," 1895.)

"A New Instrument for Marking the Skull in Brain Operations." ("Medical News," Philadelphia, 1895.)


" A New Apparatus for the Fixation of Bones After Resection and in the Frac- tures with a Tendency to Displacement." ("Transactions American Surgical Asso- ciation," 1897.)

" Pscudo-arthrosis of the Tibia; Union with the Parkhill Clamp." ("Western Medical and Surgical Gazette," 1897.)

" Cases of Cerebral Surgery." (" Trans- actions Colorado Medical Society," 1893.)

"Further Observations Regarding the Use of the Bone Clamp in Ununited Fractures, Fractures with Malunion, and Recent Fractures with a Tendency to Displacement." ("Annals of Surgery," 1898.)

"A New Treatment Suggested for Fractured Olecranon." ("Denver Med- ical Times," 1885.)

" Barton's Fracture." (" Denver Med- ical Times," 1886.)

W. W. G.

.J. Am. M. Ass., 1902, xxxviii.

.1. .\ss. Mil. Surg. U. S., Carlisle, Pa., 1902-

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Parrish, Joseph (1779-1840).

Joseph Parrish was born in Philadelphia, September 3, 1779, and started in life as a hatter, but when he became of age, turned to the study of medicine, and became a student under Dr. Caspar W^istar. He took his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1805, and in the same year, became resident physician at the yellow-fever hospital. From 1806-12 he held the same post at the Philadelphia Dispensary, from 1816-22, at Philadelphia Almshouse, and 1816-29, at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was associated in the estabUshment of the Wills' Hospital, and was an active member of the College of Physicians. He was one of the foremost Philadelphia physicians who at that time took an active interest in natural history as well as in scientific medicine. Among other studies which led to considerable popular reputation, was his demonstration that the poplar worm is harmless. It had hitherto been supposed to be venomous and trees were being ruthlessly destroyed because a man was found dead with a