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without levity, and dignified without hauglitiness or austerity. He belonged to a family which was proverbial for good temper. His father, whom he strongly resembled in this respect, during the long life of ninety years had scarcely ever been seen out of humor. He was also particularly agreeable to young people. Known as he was to almost every citizen of Philadelphia, it is probable that there was no one who did not wish him well."

F. R. P.

C. Caldwell, Extract from an Eulogium in the

Med. Coll., Phila.. 1818.

C. Wistar, Eulogium delivered by Dr. Wistar

before the Coll. of Phys, Phila., 1809.

Phila. Jour. Med. Sci., vol. v, 1822.

Med. Repository, N. York, 1802.

Henry's Standard Hist, of the Med. Profes- sion in Phila.

Carson's Hist, of the Med. Dpt. of the Univ.

of Penn.

Morton's Hist, of Penn. Hospital.

Shoemaker, John Veitch (1858-1910).

Born in 1858, he graduated A. B. and A. M. from Dickinson College and M. D. from Jefferson in 1874. He was a member of the American Academy of Medicine; Association of MiUtary Sur- geons of the United States; British Medical Association and London Medical Society; president of the American Med- ical Editors' Association and president of the American Therapeutic Association; demonstrator and lecturer on anatomy, and lecturer on cutaneous affections in Jefferson Medical College from 1874 to 1886; professor of cutaneous diseases and materia medica and therapeutics since 1886 in the Medico-Chirurgical College, and president of the institution since 1890; senior physician to the Medico- Chirurgical Hospital; founder of the "Medical Bulletin" in 1879, and "Med- ical Register" in 1887; and editor of the "Medical Times and Register."

He was surgeon-general of the State of Pennsylvania from 1898 to 1902; and during the Spanish-American War raised the necessary funds and presented to the State of Pennsylvania a fully-equipped hospital train for the transportation of its


sick soldiers from Camp Alger, Virginia. He was commissioned first lieutenant, Medical Reserve Corps, United States Army, in 1898.

Dr. Shoemaker was a prolific contrib- utor to the literature of dermatology, materia medica and therapeutics. He died at his home in Philadelphia, October 11, 1910, from acute nephritis, aged fifty-two.

J. Am. Med. Ass., 1910, vol. Ix.

Short, Charles Wilkins (1794-1863).

Charles Wilkins Short was born in Woodford County, Kentucky, on October 6, 1794. His father, Peyton Short, emigrated there from Surrey County, Virginia, and his mother was Mary, daughter of John Cleves Symmes, He acquired his Kterary education at Tran- sylvania University, Lexington, Ken- tucky, where he graduated in 1810. In 1813 he entered the University of Penn- sylvania as a private pupil of Dr. Caspar Wistar and thence graduated in 1815, first settling in Lexington, Kentucky. He remained only a short time, moving to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where he practised until 1825 when he was called to the chair of materia medica and medical botany in the Transylvania University where he served as dean of the faculty for ten years.

With his colleague. Dr. John Eston Cook, he founded the "Transylvania Journal of Medicine and the Associate Sciences" in 1828. The University of Louisville, then an Institute but one year old, called him to the chair of materia medica and medical botany in 1837. He remained in active service in this institutipn until 1849, when he retired from active life. Dr. Short was never a voluminous writer and confined his publications mainly to botanical sub- jects. Among his most prominent writ- ings were "Notices of Western Botany and Conchology," a paper published jointly by himself and Mr. H. Hal- bert Eaton (1830). "Instructions for the Gathering and Preservation of Plants in Herbaria" (1833); a "Catalogue of