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Gentlemen of “The McDowell Medical Society:”
Fortunately for the present incumbent of that chair, the custom requiring an address from the President has been abolished. Yet it occurred to me that a few remarks upon the life work of our lamented Fellow and former President, Dr. Jno. W. Pritchett, would not be inappropriate on the occasion of its first meeting after his death.
Consequently I have jotted down during a few moments snatched from the cares of domestic affliction, and the worry of business, some notes of his life and death.
Dr. Pritchett was born in Hopkins county, Ky., near Madisonville, its capital, on the 6th of June, 1839, and died at his residence in Madisonville, July the 21st, 1883, being at the time of his death 44 years of age. Though thus early called from his labors, he had accomplished much that deserves commendation and honor, especially when we
SOME MEMORIAL REMARKS ON THE LATE DR. J. W. PRITCHETT.. JAMA. 1884;II(1):7–8. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390260023001b