The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946) was born in Canandaigua, Upstate New York, during the summer of 1880. The presidential campaign was in full swing, with dark horse Congressman James Abram Garfield of Ohio having been named the Republican Party candidate two months earlier at the national convention in Chicago. Garfield was a compromise candidate elected on the 36th ballot, the product of the more liberal faction of the party conceding to its conservative faction. Garfield's running mate was even more obscure. He had held only one public office and had been removed from it two years earlier in a sweeping civil service reform by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Nevertheless, Dove's staunchly Republican parents named their first (and, as it turned out, only) child Arthur Garfield.
Southgate MT. Summer. JAMA. 2007;298(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.298.2.144