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como i>f a lifo-long self-control ami u ri'Iianoo on power that is more than huinaii: but the end was quite painless, on .luly 17, 1SS7, in Brooklyn.

X. Y. Mod. Jour, 1SS7, xhi.

Med. Rcc. N. Y., 1SS7, xxxiii.

Tr. N. Y. Med. Ass., 1S87, iv (J. D. Ru.sh-

more (port.).

N. Knu. Med. >[onthly, 1884-5, iv (port.).

Hutchinson, James Howell (1834-1SS9). Born at Cintra, Portugal, where his father was engaged in business, he was brought to the United States at an early age and educated in this country. At the University of Pennsylvania in 1S5-1 he received his B. A. and graduated in medicine from the same university in 1S5S, afterwards serving as resident phy- sician at the Pennsylvania Hospital, and then going abroad to study in the schools of Paris and Vienna. While in Europe he devoted much attention to skin dis- eases, and his friend and biographer, Dr. John Ashhurst, states that he was ■'probably more familiar with modern dermatology than any of his contempo- raries." Dr. Hutchinson began practising medicine in Philadelphia in 1861 and, suc- cessful from the first, he acquired a large private practice besides many honorable professional positions. During the Civil War he served for a time as acting assist- ant surgeon United States Army and was oie of the physicians to the Children's Hospital, the Episcopal Hospital and the Pennsylvania Hospital, to which insti- tution his grandfather had also been physician. He was a member and eventually president of the Philadelphia Pathological Society, elected to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1863, and was also a member of his county and state medical societies and of the Association of American Physicians.

Dr. Hutchinson was noted for the cor- rectness and dignity of his style, saying just what he meant in few but well chosen words, and rigidly avoiding all flowery excrescences and ambiguities of language. He never inflicted upon the profession or the public an independent volume, but he edited — and well edited — two reprints


of Dr. Bristowe's "Practice of Medicine;" contributed elaborate articles, which have already become classical, on typhoid, typhus, and simple continued fevers, to the "System of Medicine," edited by Dr. Pepper and Dr. Starr; and was a valued contributor to the "Transactions of the College of Physicians." For more than a year he was the editor of the "Philadel- phia Medical Times," in its early days. The skill with which he edited Dr. Bris- towe's work was fully recognized by its author who, when the second American edition was about to appear, wrote to Dr. Hutchinson expressing his "sense of the care and trouble . . . bestowed " on the first reprint.

Dr. Hutchinson married Ann Ingersoll and had six children. One, James P. Hutchinson, after graduating in medicine devoted himself to the practice of surgery.

F. R. P.

Memoir by .John Ashhurst, Jr., from the Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1890, .3 series, vol. xii. Med. News, Phila., 1890, vol. Ivi.

Hyatt, Elijah H. (1827-1898).

Elijah H. Hyatt, expresident of the Ohio State Medical Association, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1827 and died at his home in Delaware of apoplexy, December 24, 1898. He was first educated in the public schools and at an academy near Wooster from which he graduated, later from the Ohio Wesleyan University in 1852, and from Starling Medical College, Columbus, in 1856. He served in the Civil War as captain and surgeon. In 1861 he married Eliza Ely and had three daughters. At the close of the war he began to practise in Delaware, Ohio, soon establishing an enviable reputation as physician and surgeon. From 1875 to 1892 he filled the chair of materia medica and therapeutics in the Columbus Medical College. Dr. Hyatt enjoyed a w-ide reputation as an able surgeon and teacher and took an active interest in public questions and was highly honored as a citizen.