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over 100 the last twenty years of his Hfe.

His death was unexpected, following a brief illness, but he was weakened by overwork and this cheery, kindhearted, skillful healer died in the autumn of 1881.

His appointments included: president of the New York State Medical Society, 1870; president of the BufTalo Medical Association.

His chief contributions to medical literature were published in the " Buffalo Medical Journal" and the "Proceedings of the New York State Medical Society." He was also the author of the articles on "Pregnancy" in Beck's "Medical Juris- prudence."

"A Report of the Reduction of Two Cases of Chronic Inversion of the Uterus." ("Transactions New York Medical So- ciety," Albany, 1874.)

"Chronic Inversion of the Uterus." ("Transactions International Medical Congress," 1876, Philadelphia, 1877.)

"Hints Relative to Intrauterine Medi- cation." ("Transactions American Gyn- ecological Society," 1879, Boston, 1880, vol. iv.)

D. W.

Amer. Jour. Insan., Utica, N. Y., 1881-2.

Amer. Jour. Obstet., N. Y., 1882, xv.

Med. Record, N. Y., 1881, xx.

Tr. Amer. Gyn. Soc, 1882.

Memoir. Austin Flint in Tr. Med. Soc,

St. of N. York, 1882.

White, Samuel Pomeroy (1801-1867).

The son of Dr. Samuel White, this surgeon was born the eighth of November, 1801, in the city of Hudson, New Jersey, and went as a lad to Middlebury College, Vermont and Union College, Schenectady where he received an honorary gradu- ating diploma when recalled by his father to work under him. Later, two years at the University of New York and the University of Pennsylvania well fitted him to be his father's partner.

In 1827 he had his attention called to a case of gluteal aneurysm for which he ligated the internal iliac artery, this being the second time on record of doing the operation for this disease.

Successful in ligating the internal iliac


artery, which he termed his "darling operation," it seemed a fit reward that he should be invited to the chair of surgery and obstetrics in the Medical Institute, Berkshire, Massachusetts, and in 1830 that of theoretical and operative surgery. In 1823 the Medical Society of the County of Columbia had granted him an honorary diploma on account of his high abilities.

But he coveted a wider field and three years later went to New York and there was equally successful.

He was singularly reluctant to appear before the public even in writing and never yielded to those who wanted some of his valuable lectures printed, yet at all times he gladly helped anyone by conversation.

About ten days before death he was seized with a violent chill, the prelude to typhoid fever and he died on June 6, 1867, when sixty-six years old. He married Caroline Jenkins of Hudson, who with three sons and four daughters, survived him. D. W.

The Med. Reg. of New York City. 1869, vol. vii.

White, William Thomas (1829-1893).

William Thomas White was born in Richmond, Maine, in 1893, the eighth in descent from John Howland and Tristam Coffin, both of the Mayflower, and the eighth also from Christopher Hussy and George Bunkor. He obtained his medi- cal education in the Medical School of Maine, and at the New York Medical Col- lege, graduating from the latter in 1855. He served as interne in the hospitals on Ward's and Blackwell's Islands, during that year and the next and became demonstrator of anatomy at the former school under Dr. E. R. Peaslee. He served three and a half years as surgeon- in-chief of the Panama Railroad, acquir- ing a critical knowledge of the Spanish tongue, by reason of which he afterward became a leading physician in the Spanish and Cuban colonies of New York, whereunto he removed in 1865. He was attending surgeon to the Dermilt Dispen-