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in natural science, and he enlargcti witli original matter and re-published Sniellie's "Natural History" under the title of Philosophy of Natural History," by Ware and Smellie. He also wrote a memoir of his brother, the Rev. Henry Ware, Jr. Dr. Ware was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and from 1848 to 1852, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. For a short time he was a visiting physi- cian to the Massachusetts General Hospi- tal, and on the organization of the Boston City Hospital in 1864, was appointed to the consulting staff. For the last twenty years of his life his health was somewhat impaired, and he spent his summers and leisure moments on his country place in Weston, although continuing in practice as a consultant. He died of apoplexy in Boston, April 29, 1864.

Dr. Jacob Bigelow said of him: "A favorite term used by Dr. Ware in enu- merating the various causes of mortality was 'hyper-practice.' He had an in- stinctive aversion to over-drugging. His prescriptions were simple, seldom containing more than one, two or three articles."

Dr. Ware married April 22, 1822, Helen Lincoln, daughter of Desire Thaxter and Dr. Levi Lincoln, of Hing- ham, and had eight children. One of his sons was Maj. Robert Ware, A. B., (Harvard) 1852, M. D. 1856, surgeon of the Forty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry, who lost his life in the War of the Rebel- lion. Mrs. Ware died in 1858 and in 1862, Dr. Ware married Mary Green Chandler, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, who survived him.

Dr. Ware's portrait may be seen in the Boston Medical Library in John Ware Hall, which was dedicated to his memory by his son-in-law and daughter. Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Green. Dr. Ware's memory is perpetuated in the Harvard Medical School by the endowment, in 1891, by WilHam Story Bullard, of the John Ware Memorial Fellowship. At the same time Mr. Bullard estabhshed similar fellowships in memory of Dr.


George Cheyne Shattuck and of Dr. Charles Eliot Ware (half-brother of John Ware).

At a meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society held May 25, 1864, shortly after Dr. Ware's death, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes read a poem in memory of John and Robert Ware, father and son. One stanza referring to John Ware, but applicable alike to his son, runs:

"A whiter soul, a fairer iniud,

A life with purer course and aim,

.\ gentler eye, a voice more kind. We may not look on earth to find.

The love that lingers o'er his name Is more than fame."

W. L. B.

Ware Genealogy; Robert Ware of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1642 — 1699, and his I-ineal Descendants, Boston, 1901. Family records and Dr. Ware's Dairy, thro- ugh his daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Green. Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Com- munications of the Massachu.setts Medical Society. Dr. Edward H. Clarke in a Century of American Medicine, 1876. History of the Boston City Hospital, 1906. The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Warfield, Charles Alexander (1751-1813). He was the son of Azel Warfield, and was born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, December 3, 1751. He is credited with having been a graduate (M. B. ?) of the College of Medicine of Philadelphia, but his name does not occur in the catalogue, and he signs a diploma of the College of Medicine of Maryland as Praeses in 1812, without degree. He early took sides against England in the disputes with the American colonists. In 1774 we find him major of a battalion in his county and wearing a label bearing the dangerous inscription: "Liberty and Independence or Death in Pursuit of It." In October of the same year, hear- ing of the arrival of the Brig "Peggy Stewart," in the harbor of Annapolis, loaded with forbidden tea, on the nine- teenth of the month he placed himself at the head of the "Whig Clul)," of which he was a prominent member, and marched to the capital with the determi-