December 8, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(22):658. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390220026014

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Dr. N. S. Davis, Editor Journal American Medical Association:

At the annual meeting of the Æsculapian Society of the Wabash Valley, held at Paris, Ill., Nov. 21-22, the society having under consideration the death of Dr. J. Marion Sims, of New York, Dr. John Morgan McKown, of Arcola, Ill., offered the following tribute to the memory of the distinguished surgeon, which, by vote of the society, was ordered published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

C. B. Johnson,

Champaign, Nov. 30, 1883. Sec. Æsculap. Soc.

Death, which respects neither attainments, nor rank, nor usefulness, nor genius even, has laid his pallid hand on one of the gifted ones of earth, and we mourn with dimmed eyes and troubled hearts a great man fallen. J. Marion Sims is dead! That active intellect, acute, grasping, alert, commanding, will never be felt again among the thinkers of earth, except in the

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