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through many editions, the last one, rewritten by Dr. Taylor, and with the title changed to, "A Practical Treatise on Genito-urinary and Venereal Dis- eases," appeared in 1904.

In 1887 he edited "A CHnical Atlas of Venereal and Skin Diseases," and in 1899 "A Practical Treatise on Sexual Dis- orders of the Male and Female."

In addition to these larger works Dr. Taylor frequently contributed to medical journals, articles on venereal and derma- tological subjects, all of his writings being of marked value, his statements being always carefully thought out and con- cisely expressed. Helpful with his books, he was none the less so to all who knew him, and particularly to the young and struggling physician.

During his professional life he collected one of the most valuable libraries on syphilology and dermatology in this country and was a generous donor to the New York Academy of Medicine of rare books on these subjects.

In 1891 he was appointed clinical pro- fessor of genito-urinary and venereal diseases in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York; he resigned this professorship in 1905. Prior to his con- nection with the College of Physicians and Surgeons he was professor of derma- tology in the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary, and in the medical department of the University of Vermont.

He was one of the founders and once president of the American Dermatologi- cal Association, and one of the founders of the New York Dermatological Society, also a member of the American Associa- tion of Genito-urinary Surgeons, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Medical Society of the State and County of New York. With but little education and no money, he succeeded in reaching the topmost pinnacle of medical fame, and when he died in New York, January 4, 1908, his reputation was international.

J. M. W.

A full list of hig writings is given in the Cat. of the Surg. -gen. Office, Wash., D. C.


Tebault, Alfred George (1811-1895).

Evidently of Huguenot origin, this physician was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 23, 1811, and educated in the best schools in his native city, then having decided to devote his Ufe-work to medicine, he studied with Thomas Y. Simons, after which he matriculated in the South Carolina Medical College, from which he graduated in 1831. In company with his friend, Dr. H. B. PhilUps, he settled in Macon, North Carolina. He went to Norfolk, Virginia, in 1832, when that city was visited by Asiatic cholera. In that, or the following year, he settled in Princess Anne County, Virginia, where he spent the greater part of his life.

He w^as a member of the Medical Societj of Virginia, and was in 1873 elected president, and was made an honorary member the next year. He was also honorary member of the Norfolk Medical Society. He was offered a professorship in two medical colleges, but declined both.

He married in 1833 Mary H., daughter of Maj. C. Cornick, of Princess Anne County, Virginia, who died about 1840. By this marriage he had three children, who sur\dved him; Dr. A. George Te- bault, of Louisiana, and two daughters. After the death of his first wife, he went West and spent about a year in travelUng, after which he returned home and married Elizabeth A. Murray, of Princess Anne County, and had one son, who survived him. His second wife dying, he married Eliza A. Bonney, and had several sons and daughters. One son was a physician — Dr. W. P. Tebault, of Norfolk.

In his declining years he removed to Norfolk, at his home in which city, he died in his eighty-fifth year, of marasmus, on the twenty-seventh of August, 1895. Notwithstanding he was a man of such extensive information, he wrote little for the benefit of his fellow practitioners. The titles of such of his writing as we have been able to find are:

" Epidemics of the Tide- Water District