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Yandoll ([iiotoil " He loft an aiinor none can wear." His portrait is in the possession of his daughter, Mrs. George Gaulbert, of Louisville.

R. A. n.

See "A Discoui-se on the Life :md Chanictor of Dr. Lewis Kogei-s." hy David W. ^aiuloU, Amer. Pmct., I-ouisville, 1875, xii.

Robe, George Henry U^ol -181)9).

His parents, John and Mary Fuchs Rohe were natives of Bohemia of luiinl)lt> origin and their son was born in Haiti- more on the twenty-sixth of January, 1851, and educated in the public .schools, afterwards studying medicine with Dr. F. Erich and taking his M. D. at th(> Universit}' of ^laryland in 1S73. For some years after he was connected with the United States Signal Service, l)ut while in Boston studied dermatology under Dr. E. Wrigglesworth, and after leaving the Signal Service became assist- ant to Dr. Erich, professor of gynecology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and was also appointed lecturer on derma- tolog^^ Appointments followed quickly : the professorship of obstetrics; of thera- peutics and mental diseases; superin- tendent of Springrove Hospital for the Insane ; and the same of an asylum which he organized at Sykesville, Maryland.

For a year prior to his death he had s3-mptoms of cardiac trouble and his death came very suddenly on February 6, 1899, while he was attending the National Prison Congress at New Orleans.

He contributed largely to dermatology but his work culminated in the field of psychiatry, and he began the great work of planning a hospital for mental diseases upon the most advanced ideas.

Dr. Rohe's contributions to medical literature were numerous and useful : The most important were his "Text- book of Hygiene," first edition, 1885, third edition, 1894; "Practical Manual of Skin Diseases," 1885-86, and (with Lord) 1892; "Electricity in Practical Medicine and Surgery" (joint author with Liebig), 1890; in addition to the.se, he was associate editor of the " Inde-


pendent Practitioner," 1882, and of the "Annual of Universal Mtnlical Science," 1890, and editor of the " Medical Chron- icle," 1SS2-85. Among other offices tic was president of American Associa- tion of C)b.stetricians and Gynecologists, 1893-94; presiilent of Medical and Chirur- gical Faculty of Maryland, 1893-94; ])resi(lent of Maryland and American Pul)lic Health Associations, 1898-99. The honorary degree of A. M. was con- ferreil upon liiin by J.oyola College, Jialtimore.

Dr. Roh6 pos.sessed a phenomenal memory accomi)anied by great readiness in aj)ph'ing his knowledge. He was a most industrious reader and ac(piired a knowledge of several languages. His self-confidence was unboimded and there was no position or duty which he did not consider himself competent to fill. He left a wife, Mary Landeman, and one child, a daughter.

E. F. C.

.louriial of Alumni Assoc. ColL Phys. and

.Surg., vol. ii. No. 1, for Sketch and Portrait;

see Idem, vol. iv. No. 1.

"Rohe as Man and Friend," by Prof. Wm.

Simon.

Cordell's Medical Annals of Maryland. 190H.

Romayne, Nickolaus (1756-1817).

The fact that Nickolaus Romayne is described as " often unpopular with the profession" makes one imagine what was really the case, that the said Nicko- laus " was a man of very strong intellec- tuality and vigorous personality." The biographical materials are but scanty; he was born in the City of New York, September, 1756, and had his early education at Hackensack in New Jersey. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War he went abroad and finished his medical studies in Edinburgh, after- wards spending two years in Paris, London and Leyden. " His return from Europe" saj^s Dr. Mitchell, "excited considerable conversation l)oth here and in Philadelphia; he was reported to have improved his opportunities with singular diligence. In London and Edinburgh he went through the coiu-se of stutly required