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walls and wrote a volume in 1888, "Tho Sportsman's Paradise."

Ilis death was the result of exposure and fatigue while in pursuit of game. This happened on December 22, 1892. His wife and one daughter survived him.

His writings, of which there is a fairly long list in the catalogue of the Surgeon- general's Library, Washington, District of Columbia, included: " A Case of Facial Neuralgia treated by Extirpation of the Superior Maxillary Nerve." ("Medical Record," 1871.)

" Woorara in Rabies." ("American Journal of Medical Science," vol. Ixxiii.)

"Gunpowder Disfigurements." ("St. Louis Medical and Surgical Journal," vol.

XXXV.)

"Pyemia and Septicemia." ("New York Medical Journal," vol. xxvi).

"Disease Germs, Their Origin, Nature and Relation to Wounds." ("Transac- tions of American Medical Association, vol. xxix.)

He translated several medical essays from the French and German, and wrote one large volume "Amputations and Their CompHcations " (1885) and left an unfinished work on "Surgery of the Spine." He contributed "Pyemia and Septicemia to Pepper's "American Sys- tem of Practical Medicine" and a chapter on "The Operative Treatment of the Spleen" to Keating's "Diseases of Child- ren." A short "History of Surgery" was one of his contributions to medical history and he also wrote a brochure on "Experimental Study of Lesions Arising From Severe Concussions."

In 1882, Rutgers College gave him her honorary M. A. D. W.

The Annals of Surgery, 1893, xvii (Roy

Inglis) .

Trans. Amer. Surg. Ass., Phila., 1894, xii,

xxiii.

Waughop, John Wesley (1839-1903).

John Wesley Waughop, medicojuris- prudentist, was born October 22, 1839, near Peoria, Illinois, and had his med- ical degree from the Long Island College in 1865.


Settling in Chicago, he practised for a number of years, then, on account of health, removed to Olympia, Washing- ton, where, soon after his arrival, he was made superintendent of the Western Washington Hospital for the Insane. While in Washington he was very active in medical society work, the old Medical Society of Washington Territory being organized in his house. He was president of the State Medical Society; vice-president of the Medico-legal So- ciety of New York, etc., etc. In 1897 he removed to the Hawaiian Islands, where he practised for six years. A part of this time he was superintendent of the Koloa Hospital. He did much special work on tuberculosis for the Hawaiian Board of Health, and wrote a good deal on lego- medical topics, and was an experi- enced and careful anesthetist, having, according to report, administered chloro- form, in Washington and Hawaii com- bined, over ten thousand times without one single death.

Dr. Waughop was a tall and heavily- set man, of dark complexion and with brown hair and black eyes. He was very fond of general, as well as of scientific, literature, and his favorite authors were Shakespeare, Dickens, Tennyson, Schil- ler, Goethe. He was given to translating from the German by way of recreation, and would frequently drop down in his chair during a spare twenty minutes, and, taking up his quill (which he always pre- ferred to any other pen) would write out the translation to a couple of paragraphs from some German author. In this way he translated numerous German stories which were published in the newspapers, as well as one or two German historical works.

Two little anecdotes paint his character in adversity. When a boy, while at play on the ground near the old family mare she accidentally stepped on him, laying open a large portion of his scalp. Though the injury must have been pain- ful, he did not go to his parents about it; and they were shocked when they came upon him to find him still at play with