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To the Editor:—
I am happy to learn that an account of the activities of Stubbins Ffirth, MD, appears in this issue of The Journal (p 319). He seems to me to be a much neglected worthy.Until recently, his shattered but complete tombstone lay in the burying ground of the old ruined church at Dorchester, SC, a village founded in 1676 and abandoned in 1754 by a congregation of Puritans from Dorchester, Mass. Recently the site has been cleared under the protection of the South Carolina Department of Forestry.Two of the three parts of Dr. Ffirth's stone have disappeared, and the third fragment may also go the same way. There are no local funds available to preserve and restore the stone. In view of Dr. Ffirth's accomplishments as a physician, perhaps interested members of the American Medical Association will see fit to contribute a dollar or two toward
Waring JI. Stubbins Ffirth, MD. JAMA. 1964;189(4):331. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070040081027