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Vaccination;" "History of Inocnlation in Pennsylvania,' 1S65; " Annivcrt^an- Oration boforo the Medical Society of the District of Columbia;" "The Porta- bility of Cholera and Necessity for Quarantine," 1866, joint paper with Charles A. Lee, M. D.; "History of Inoculation in Massachusetts;" "Medical Register of the District of Columbia," 1867; "Address at Dedication of Medical Hall, Washington," 1869; "Necrology of the Physicians of the Late War," 1870; " Medical Register of the United States," 1871; "A Sketch of the Life of Dr. Charles A. Lee;" "Facts of Vital Statis- tics in the United States, with Diagrams," 1872; "Free Parks, Camping Grounds or Sanitariums for the Sick Children of the Poor in Cities;" "Statistical Sketch of the Medical Profession of the United States;" "Statistics of the Medical Asso- ciations and Hospitals of the United States," 1873; "Dictionary of Elevations and Climatic Register;" "Annals of Medical Progress and Education in America;" "Contributions to the Study of Yellow Fever in the United States — Its Distribution; with weather maps," 1874; "Annual Oration before the Medi- cal and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland," 1875; "Biographical Sketch of Dr. John D. Jackson;" "Medical Men of the Revo- lution," an address before the Alumni of the Jefferson Medical College, 1876; " Sketch of the Life of Dr. T. M. Logan;" " Biography of Dr. John Morgan, of Philadelphia;" "Address on Biography before the International Medical Con- gress," 1876; "Rocky Mountain Medical A,ssociation;" and a "Memorial Volume with a Biography of Its Members," 1877; also addresses before various societies and colleges.

In 1874 he placed a gold medal, struck at the United States Mint and bearing his likeness, at the disposal of the Faculty of Jefferson Medical College to be awarded annually to the student producing the best thesis based upon original research. In the same year he established a medal to be granted annually by the faculty of the University of Georgetown, District

of Columbia, to the student who should collect and name the greatest numV)er of specimens in any department of the natural sciences. In 1882 he gave his entire library, including manuscripts, to the United States Government. It consisted of 28,000 books and 18,000 pamphlets.

Parvin (" Transactions of the seventy- fiftli Anniversary, of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia," 1894, p. 22) says of Toner:

" He was one whose genial manners, generous heart and kindly deeds have endeared him to all who have known him; one who had made for himself a name in the profession by important historical researches, and by his large and valuable collection of medical works donated to the pubhc," Congress, in acknowledge- ment of the doctor's present to the nation of 28,000 books and pamphlets, ordered both his bust and portrait to be made and placed in the Library of Congress — a just and honorable recognition of his great and generous gift. He should be held in honored rememberance as the faithful historian, who through years of pains- taking and laborious investigations col- lated the early history of the profession in this district, from municipal and national records, newspaper publications, family reminiscences, legend and tra- dition. He verified and arranged these data with such accuracy and complete- ness in an address delivered September 26, 1866, that it is now and always will be accepted as the standard history of the medical profession of this district prior to 1866."

"No one ever approached, much less equalled him, in the painstaking collec- tion of data, of personal history that might prove of interest, and it was a mystery to many how he managed to have his facts apparently within immedi- ate reach whenever the occasion called for them."

He died at Cresson Springs, Pennsyl- vania, on July 30, 1896. D. S. L.

Minutes Medical Society, D. C, October 14 and 21, 1896. Atkinson's Biog., 1878.