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he made himself felt in all affairs in which he took part.

He died on March S, 190S, in New York City.

H. F.

A tolerably full list of his -writings is in the

Cat. of Surs.-gcn., Wash., D. C.

Stone's Biography of Eminent American

Physicians and Surgeons.

Trans. Am. Otol. Soc, vol. xi, Part i.

Ross, George (1S45-1892).

He was born in Montreal, March 11, 1845, the second son of Arthur Ross, Seigneur of Beau Rivage, who was son of David Ross, King's Counsellor.

He was vice-dean and professor of medicine in the medical faculty of McGill University from 1889 to 1891, professor of clinical medicine from 1872 till 1889, and professor of hygiene from 1871 till 1873. In 1862 he began the study of medicine at McGill, having previously graduated in Arts with honors and the Chapman gold medal. In 1866 he graduated in medicine, and won the Holmes gold medal for general pro- ficiency. His connection with the Mont- real General Hospital began in 1866, when he was appointed apothecary. Among other places to which he was elected were those of president of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Montreal; of the Canadian Medical Association; vice-president of the American Associa- tion of Physicians, and governor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Quebec. He died, unmarried, in Novem- ber, 1892.

George Ross was an authoritative teacher, a wise clinician with a keen instinct for diagnosis, and implicit con- fidence in his judgment once it was formed. He had skill and experience, literary taste and niceness of expression, and courtesy for all.

Dr. Ross wrote extensively upon aneurysm. He was co-editor of the "The Medical and Surgical Journal," Montreal, and "The Medical Journal," Montreal. A. M.

Montreal, M. J., 1892-3, xxi. Med. News, Phila.. 1892, Ixi.


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Ross, Joseph Presley (1828-1890).

J oseph Presley Ross, founder of the Pres- byterian Hospital in Chicago, was born in Ohio, 1828, and after school and a short experience in business he worked under Dr. G. V. Dorsey, and graduated in medicine at the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, in 1853. His appointments included: physician to the City Hospital and professor of clinical medicine and diseases of the chest. Rush Medical Col- lege. When the great fire of 1871 utterly destroyed the latter his energy in getting plans and funds for a new college and hospital was the main factor in their re- erection. Yet he felt the city hospital accommodation was not sufficient.

Especially was this true of private hospitals for a better class of patient than the paupers housed in the County Hospi- tal. He resolved that his own religious denomination should possess a hospital like those already maintained by the Presbyterians in the older cities of this country. He secured a donation of SI 0,000 from his father-in-law, Tuthill Iving; another, of $15,000, from the faculty of Rush Medical College, to which he afterwards added S5,000 dollars from his own pocket. At last, largely through the influence of Dr. Hamill, a legacy of ยง100,000 from the estate of Daniel Jones insured the completion of the edifice. After a prolonged illness he died on the fifteenth day of June, 1890.

Early Medical Chicago, J. N. Hyde.

Rosse, Irvmg Collins (1847-1901).

Irving Collins Rosse, alienist, author, and medical jurisprudentist, was born at East New Market, Dorchester County, East Shore, Maryland, October 2, 1847, of Anglo-Scotch descent.

He attended St. John's College, Annap- olis, for three years, then West Point MiUtary Academy for one. Turning his attention to medicine, he left the Academy, and studied for a time with Dr. Alexander H. Bayley, of Cambridge, taking his medical degree in 1866 from the University of Maryland.

For a time he studied in London,