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of any one man to plan and build a hospi- tal and afterward to direct and develop it for a period of twenty years. He never rested from his labors and was devoted to his work body and soul. The hospital will bear the marks of his genius as builder and director in every part and department and his influence \vill be felt for many generations.

Amid all his varied duties and lines of activity, he remained essentially a physician whose professional attainments were of the highest order and he ever kept abreast of the progress of general medi- cine and psychiatry.

His writings include a long list of reports, state papers and monographs, all of which were carefully prepared, thor- oughly treated and adequately expressed in Classic English. In 1885 he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Hanover College. In 1900 he was president of the American Medico-Psychological Association at the Richmond meeting and delivered an illu- minating address on " Hospital Construc- tion." For four years he filled the chair of materia medica and therapeutics at the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis.

In June 1872, he married Margaret Watson of Bedford, Pa, who with three daughters and two sons survived him. His home life was perfect and in it as husband and parent he found the greatest happiness of his life.

He died April 11, 1908 of nephritic disease after a long illness at the North- ern Indiana Hospital, Logansport.

H. M. H.

Condensed from a sketch by Dr. E. F. Muth in Am. Journal of Insanity.

Rogers, Lewis (1812-1875).

Lewis Rogers was born in Fayette County near Lexington, Kentucky, Octo- ber 22, 1812, the son of Joseph and Anne Early Rogers, and David W. Yandell called Lewis "the most practical of all scientific teachers, the most scientific of all practical teachers" he had known.

He had his B. A. from Transylvania University in 1831 and in that year the


same degree from Georgetown College. His M. D, was from the University of Pennsylvania in 1835. The Louisville Medical Institute was opened in 1836-7 and he became assistant to the chair of clinical medicine. In 1839 he married Mary Eliza Thurston and had seven children one of whom, Coleman, became a doctor.

He was also assistant to the chair of clinical medicine in Louisville Medical Institute, 1836-1849; professor of medi- cine and therapeutics, medical depart- ment of University of Louisville (former Medical Institute), 1849-1856-7; pro- fessor of theory and practice of medicine, medical department. University of Louis- ville, 1857-1867; professor of theory and practice of medicine, made vacant by the resignation of Dr. Austin Flint, 1856. The term of 1867-68 he again occupied the chair of materia medica and therapeutics; but resigned at its close on account of an iritis that had troubled him for some time. This iritis finally necessitated iridectomy, which was performed by Dr. Agnew.

His writings included:

"Introductory Lecture before the Medical Class of the University of Louis- ville," delivered November 4, 1850, Louisville, 1850.

"Facts and Reminiscences of the Medical History of Kentucky" (an address before the Kentucky State Medical Society), Louisville, 1873.

"Climate in Pulmonary Consumption, and California as a Health Resort," 16 pp., 8°, Louisville, 1874.

Lewis Rogers was about six feet two inches tall, but of spare build. He was brilliant, humorous, practical and scien- tific, a shrug of his shoulder often ex- pressed more than a sentence. His pains- taking observation and logical reasoning qualified him for the accurate diagnosing for which he was noted.

His final illness was a malignant disease of the liver; first diagnosed by himself on account of certain nodules that appeared on the ribs. He died the seventeenth day of June, 1875.