April 27, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(17):1439. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520430051011

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We are called on this week to chronicle the death of Thomas H. Wakley, F.R.C.S., Eng., senior editor of the London Lancet. His death removes from the journalistic field one of its great men; one who has helped to build up a great paper, and one whose personality had its influence on every department of the business under his direction. The Lancet's work in the analysis of foods and medicines has been a most valuable contribution to progress. We can speak no better eulogy of Mr. Wakley than to quote from the "In Memoriam" of the Lancet, April 13: "He was bold in exposing evils of a general or public character; hearty in helping forward every public advancement; zealous to make the Lancet the first chronicler of any newand promising progress in the science and art of medicine; and especially anxious to make it useful in works which were of

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