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also president of the state society in 1875, and president of the International Ophthalmological Congress in New York City, 1876. He was also a member of the American Otological Society, and an honorary member in 1888.

He was not only honored at home, but abroad; in ISSO being made an honorary member of the Athens Medical Society, and of the Ophthalmological Society of Great Britain in 1884.

During his last trip to Europe the International Ophthalmological Congress met in London. In the discussion on some important subject he made a speech in English. Then the Germans wanted to hear it in their language, and he delivered it in German. There were calls from the Frenchmen, and he re- peated it in French. Dr. Williams fre- quently said that if he had a talent for anything it was for languages.

His second wife was Sally B. McGrew, whom he married April 7, 1857. She was a beautiful and attractive woman and a devoted wife. Dr. Williams had two daughters by his first wife, one of whom survived him.

For many years Dr. Williams was associate editor of the "Lancet and Observer," his articles reflecting his careful observations. His best article w-as that on "Injuries of the Eye," in Ashhurst's "System of Surgery."

Among his other contributions were the following, published in the " Cincin- nati "Lancet and Observer," 1856; "Cases of Keratoconus," 1857; "Kykli- tis or Inflammation of the Corpus Ciliare, Trachoma and Pannus Treated by Inoculation." In 1858, "Excision of a Cicatrix in the Cornea for the Relief of Neuralgia in the Eye and Face;" Cases of Parasites in the Human Eye," 1859; "Cataract Operated on by Linear Ex- traction;" "Obliteration of the Lachry- mal Sac by Actual Cautery;" "Diseases of the Lachrymal Sac;" "Iridectomy in Glaucoma;" 1860, "Exophthalmos with Goiter and Functional Derangement of the Heart;" 1861, "Fluid Cataract;" 1862, "Vesicles on the Cornea," "Sepa-


ration of the Retina;" 1863, "Trachoma Causes and Mode of Propagation;" 1864, "Treatment of Trachoma, " " Phlyctenular Ophthalmia;" "Hypopyon;" "Kerati- tis; " 1865, " Aqua Chlori, or a Collyrium;" " Diseases of the Eye," "The Ophthalmo- scope, Construction of the Instrument and Method of Using It;" "Reutes Oph- thalmoscope;" 1864, "Caries of the Orbit;" "Ectropion;" "Inoculation and Syndectomy;" "Discharge of Vitreous in Flap Extraction;" "Modified Linear Extraction;" "Extraction of Cataract without Opening the Capsule;" "Hemer- alopia or Night Blindness;" "Retinal Detachment, Operation and Result;" "Sarcoma of the Choroid;" "Thread Operation to Relieve Secondary Diver- gent Strabismus;" "Basedow's Disease;" "Anesthesia Retinse;" " Binocular Tem- poral Hemiopae;" "Strabismus with Rigidity of the Muscles;" "Stricture of the Nasal Duct;" "The Unguentum Citrium Rubrum or Brown Citrine Oint- ment," 1869, "Tumor of the Brain with Optic Neuritis;" 1876, at the meeting of the International Medical Congress, he presented a very interesting paper entitled "Orbital Aneurysmal Disease and Pulsating Exophthalmos, Their Diagnosis and Treatment", 1879, "Symp- tomatology of Optic Neuritis."

He died at Hazelwood, Pennsylvania, on October 6, 1888, of cerebral apoplexy.

A. G. D.

Sattler's: Trans. Am. Oph., Soc, vol. v.

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Hubbell's, Development of Ophthalmology.

New York Med. Jour., 188S, vol. xlviii.

Trans. Ohio Med. Soc, 1889.

Williams, Henry Willard (1821-1895).

Henry Willard Williams was born in Boston, December 11, 1821, and after a Latin School education, entered a counting-room, later becoming secretary and publishing agent of the Massachus- etts Anti-slavery Society. At the same time he began to study medicine at Harvard in 1844, afterwards spending three years in Europe. Besides his general medical and surgical studies he