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cisod over Therapeutics." "President's Address before Michi<!;an State Medical Society." (Ibid., vol. iii.)

1S61. "Contributions to Militarj' Sur- gery." ("American Medical Times," New York, vol. ii, pp. 351-353.)

L. C.

History University Mich., Ann Arbor, Uni- versity Press, 1906.

Representative Men in Mich., West. Bio- Rraphic.al Co., Cinn., Ohio, 1878, vol. i. Trans. Mich. State Med. Soc, 1874. Mich. Univ. Med. Jour., Ann Arbor, 1872, vol. iii.

Richmond and Louisville Med. Jour., Louisville, Ky., 1869, vol. vii. Trans. Amer. Med. Ass., vol. xxiii. A portrait, 1851, and bust of Zina Pitcher, IS.')"-, are in the Medical Faculty Room at .\un Harbor, Mich. Life, Novy, Michigan Alumnus, 1908,


Plant, William Tomlinson (1836-1898).

William Tomlinson Plant, a medico- jurisprudentist, was born at Marcellus, New York, July 27, 1836, of English ancestry, taking his medical degree at the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor.

At first he settled at Ithaca, New York, later, however, he removed to Susque- hanna, Pennsylvania, and, in 1861, joined the United States Navy, holding the posi- tions of assistant and post-assistant surgeon.

In 1866 he married Frances C. Wal- rath, of Chittenango, New York.

For some years he was professor of cUnical medicine and medical jurisprud- ence in the medical department of the Syracuse University and wrote repeatedly on medico-legal topics, much of his work possessing enduring value.

T. II. S. Jour. Am. Med. Assn., Nov. 5, 1898.

PoUak, Simon (1816-1903).

Simon Pollak was born near Prague, April 14, 1816, and received his M. D. there in 1835, and for surgery and obstet- rics in Vienna, 1836. He arrived in New York in 1838, then spent a short time in New Orleans and in other southern towns, and in March. 1845, settled in St.


Louis, Missouri, where he was one of the founders of the Missouri Institute for the Blind in 1850. In 1859 he went to Europe and spent amost two years in study in Paris, Vienna, BerUn, and London, returning to St. Louis in 1861; but on account of the Civil War he removed to New York and aided in the founding of the United States Sanitary Commission. On behalf of this society he returned to St. Louis, where he joined the AVestern Sanitary Commission. About this time he organized the first eye and ear clinic west of the Mississippi, in St. Louis. In 1863 he was appointed general hopsital inspector United States Sanitary Commission at a salary of two hundred and fifty dollars a month, which position he accepted, but declined the salary.

One of the early members of the American Ophthalmological Society, he was known as a prominent oculist and teacher, active and very popular through- out his unusually long life. At his last birthday his friends and colleagues tendered him a great ovation at a dinner.

He died October 31, 1903.

H. F.

Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. xxxiii.

Pomeroy, Charles G. (1817-1887.)

Charles G. Pomeroy, one of the founders of the New York State Medical Association, was born in Madison County, February 22, 1817.

Shortly after his birth his parents took him to Ontario County, where they settled on a farm, near the village of Canandaigua.

In this village and in Rochester, young Pomeroy attended school until he was seventeen, then studied under Dr. Post. Four years later the censors of Ontario Medical Society granted him a license to practise, then followed a few months' experience in Monroe County, before forming a partnership with Dr. Alexander Mclntyre, of Palmyra. Dr. Pomeroy again changed his home to practise for eight years in Fairville; then moved to Newark, Wayne County, New York,