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To the Editor:—
Through the death of Dr. George de Schweinitz in 1938 the medical profession lost one of its greatest leaders, the city a splendid citizen and his many patients a devoted friend. It seems fitting that some permanent memorial be established in Dr. de Schweinitz's name in the University of Pennsylvania, where so much of his life was spent.With the acquisition of his medical books by the School of Medicine, his friends and former associates plan to equip and furnish a room in the University Hospital to be known as the de Schweinitz Memorial Library. The cost of remodeling such a room, in which his collection of books can be properly housed and which will probably contain his portrait, is estimated at about $5,000.When completed, this library will be open to all physicians and medical students and will comprise one of the best collections of ophthalmologic
Purves ER. THE de SCHWEINITZ MEMORIAL FUND. JAMA. 1942;118(13):1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830130132023