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" Obstetrical Auscultation." (" Ameri- can Journal of .Medical Sciences," Janu- ary, 1S45.)

•'Emphysema of the Cellular Tissues in Labor." (Ibid January, 1852.)

"Ancient Superstition." (The Stetho- scope," October, ISol.)

" Obstruction of the Intestinal Canal by Worms." (Ibid., January, 1851.)

"The Legal Relations of the Fctuf: in Utcro." ("Virginia Medical Journal," September, 1856.)

"Physiological Position of Fibrine," (Ibid. .May, 1859.)

"Hemorrhagic Malarial Fever." ("Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal," March, 1877.)

"Medical History." (."Virginia Med ical Monthly," vol. i.)

"Infantile Paralysis." (Ibid., vol. iv.) These and many others were his contri- butions, all of which showed the marks of through preparation in the study of the subject and exactness of the manuscript.

R. M. S

Dr. J. N. Upshur's "Medical Remin- iscences of Richmond." etc. Trans, iled. See. of Va., 1881, Va. Med. Monthlj-, February, 1881.

Judd, Gerrit Parmele (1803-1873).

A medical missionary, he was born in Paris, Oneida County, New York, April 23, 1803, a seventh descendant of Thomas Judd, of Kent, England, who came to America in 1634 and was one of the found- ers of Farmington, Connecticut.

He attended lectures at Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York, from 1820- 1825, and also studied with his father, Dr. Elnathan Judd.

He was a member of the Medical Society of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District, New York.

In 1827, with fourteen associates, he sailed from Boston in the brig "Parth ian." This was the second reinforcement of missionaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Sandwich Islands. This 18,000 mile voyage lasted for 145 days. They arrived


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at Honolulu March 31, 1828. He en- tered the service of the 1 lawaiiaii ( lovern- ment May 10, 1842. The motive which induced him to take this step was a desire to be more useful to the nation for whose welfare he had left his native land; the fact of Mr. Richards being about to visit Europe, the absolute necessity that some- one should aid the king and chiefs in con- ducting their affairs with foreigners, and the impossibility of their procuring any other secular man with a knowledge of the native language to aid them. "My business was to organize the finances in conjunction with Haalilio" and John li. Haalilio went with Mr. Richards about the fifteenth of July and Paulo Kanoa took his place in the treasury board. We had to learn book-keeping in the native language and pay off innumerable debts.

"February 25, 1843. The islands were ceded to Great Britain for the time being and until the decision of the British Government could be made known in re- lation to the demands of Lord George Paulet, Saturday: on the following Tues- day, February 28, by the request of Lord George Paulet I was appointed by the king to be his de])uty to act in the British Commission appointed by him for the government of the Islands, viz., R. H. Lord George Paulet, Lieut. Frere, C. F. Makay, G. P. Judd.

" I suffered much from weakness of the eyes and in the course of the year lost en- tirely the sight of my left eye, while it was almost impossible with the right to see either to read or to write. The blind- ness proved to be a cataract and liable to affect the other eye at some future time."

The following anecdote is related of him: A number of cannon planted on an extinct crater back of the town of Honolulu were used to fire salutes. On one occasion a cannon exploded, severely injuring a native. Dr. Judd responded to the call for help and with his ampu- tating instruments rode his horse up the face of the crater in order to render aid as soon as possible. This was considered quite a feat as the course chosen had