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Yale, Milton LeRoy (1841-1906).

LeRoy Milton Yale, pediatrist, and known also for his good etching, was born at Holmes Hole (Vineyard Haven), Massachusetts, on February 12, 1841, the son of LeRoy Milton and Maria Allen Yale.

He brought the same exactitude to his surgical as to his artistic work, and dealt with children with equal carefulness.

As an etcher he produced several hundred plates. The best of his work had the qualities demanded of a painter- etcher and he took an active interest in founding the New York Etching Club.

He graduated from Columbia College in 1862 and from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1866, lecturing there for some time on orthopedic surgery, and afterwards on obstetrics in the University of Vermont, also holding successively a surgeonship in the Charity, Bellevue, and Presbyterian Hospitals. He was co-editor of the " Medical Gazette;" medical editor of "Baby- hood" and wrote "Nursery Problems," 1893; "The Century Book of Mothers;" "Phimosis," 1877; "The Mechanical Treatment of Chronic Diseases of the Hip-joints," 1878; " Remarks onExcision of the Hip," 1885; "The Diagnosis of Early Hip-joint Disease from Rheuma- tism, Neuralgia and So-called ' Growing- pains,' " 1893.

He died on September 14, 1906.

D. W.

Arch, of Pediatries, vol. xxiii, 1906.

Yandell, David Wendel (1826-1898).

He was M. D., LL. D. (University of Louisville); soldier of the Civil War (South Carolina) ; medical director of the Department of the West; professor of clinical surgery University of Louisville; editor and founder of the "American Practitioner"; president of the American


Medical Association; surgeon-general of the troops of Kentucky; president of the American Surgical Association; pioneer in clinical teaching in the west; honorary fellow, and corresponding member of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh; fellow of the Medical Society of London. He was born at Craggy Bluff, Tennessee, on the fourth of September, 1826. The ancestors of the Yandells came from Eng- . land and settled in South Carolina, in Colonial days. His father, was Lunsford Pitts Yandell, a pioneer in medical edu- cation in the West ; his mother was Susan Juliet Wendel, a daughter of David Wen- del, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville, and graduated in 1846. That year he went to Europe, where he con- tinued his studies, and wrote two series of letters (one secular, the other medical) which established his reputation as a writer. In 1850 he was made demonstra- tor of anatomy in the L^niversity of Louisville. About this time he estab- lished the "Stokes Dispensary," the first cUnical institution in the west, and later was elected to the chair of clinical medi- cine in the University. When the Civil War was on Yandell became a soldier in the Confederate Army, and was made medical director of the department of the AVest, by Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, and was in the battles of SInloh, Murfrees- boro, and Chickamauga. In 1867 he was elected to the chair of the science and practice of medicine in the University of Louisville, and in 1869 took there the chair of clinical surgery. As a teacher of clinical surgery he had few rivals.

In operating he cut to the line and required depth with precision. His dissections were artistic, and he found his way through the labyrinthine surgical spaces with certainty and safety. His dressings were beautiful, while his treat-