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on him by Cleveland I\Iedical College, Ohio, in recognition of his skill in surgerj', the particular event being a successful amputation at the hip- joint.

He was a member of the Madison County Medical Society, and the Ohio State Medical Society.

In 1S62 he entered the army as a private soldier in "A" Company, one hundred and thirteenth Ohio Volun- teer Infantry, was soon promoted to a captaincy, and before his term of ser- vice expired became colonel of the regiment. He took part in the battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Kene- saw [Mountain, Atlanta, and Jonesville, marched with Sherman to the sea, and after the war returned to London and resumed practice.

In 1846 he married Frances A. Toland, daughter of Dr. Aquila To- land, and had four children, William Pitt, Imogene, Eva, and Bessie. Wil- liam Pitt graduated M. A. from Dart- mouth College and began to study medicine under his father, but died soon after. His wife and the daughters survived the doctor who died on the sixteenth of February, 1894, at his house in London, Ohio. The cause was uncomplicated lobar pneumonia, which ran a brief course and caused little suffering.

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Jones, Walter (1745-1815).

Born in Northampton County, Virginia, he was educated at William and Mary College, graduating in 1760 and studying medicine at, and graduat- ing M. D., from the University of Edin- burgh, in 1769, the subject of his thesis being "De Dysenteria." He is said to have been held in high esteem by CuUen and his other professors, and was described as "the most shin- ing young gentleman of his profession in Edinburgh, and one who would make a great figure wherever he went." He settled and practised in his native county, and maintained


the highest standing as a physician and scholar, and on April 11, 1777, received tlie appointment from Congress of physician-general to the hospitals of the Middle Military Department, but hold the position only two months, resigning the first of July following. He was elected to and served in Con- gress in 1797-99, and in 1803-11.

It was said of him by an intimate acquaintance that "for the variety and extent of his learning, the origin- ality and strength of his mind, the sagacity of his observations, and captivating powers of conversation, he was one of the most extraordinary men he had ever known. He seemed to possess instinctively the faculty of dis- cerning the hidden cause of disease, and applying with promptness and decision peculiar to himself the appropriate reme- dies."

He left one son, Walter, when he died on his plantation in Northumberland County, Virginia, on December 31, 1815.

Medical Men of the Revolution, J. M. Toner Encyclopedia of Amer. Biography.

Joyce, Robert Dwyer (1828-1883).

Robert Dwyer Joyce was born in Lim- erick County, Ireland, in 1828. The Joyce family, from wliich Robert Dwyer Joyce was descended, had established itself not far from the city Limerick, and at the time of the poet-physician's birth was living in Glen Oisin.

Dr. Joyce received his early education at an ordinary country school and Queen's College, Cork, and after teaching for some time studied medicine in the same city. During this period he dipped into poetry occasionally and there was a clear pre-figurement of his future poetic career. In the "Dublin Free- man's Journal." We read of him:

" During the interval between 1857 and 1865 he lived first in Cork and afterwards in Dublin, and supported himself partly by writing and partly by the prizes and scholarships of the college, for he never competed for a scholarship he did not win."