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As predicted in our last letter, Dr. Theophilus Parvin was elected to the chair of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, at the Jefferson Medical College, recently made vacant by the resignation of Dr. Ellerslie Wallace. This accomplished physician and distinguished teacher, has been for the past two years professor of obstetrics and diseases of women in the medical department of the University of Louisville, Ky., where he attained a high reputation as a brilliant and instructive lecturer. It is very gratifying to the students, as well as to the alumni of Jefferson College, that Dr. Wallace's place has been filled in such an acceptable manner; and the faculty also congratulate themselves on such an agreeable accession to their ranks. Dr. Wallace has been elected emeritus professor.
Dr. Parvin is also well known as a medical writer, having contributed largely to American medical literature, both as an editor, and
PHILADELPHIA LETTER.. JAMA. 1883;I(2):58–59. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390020026009