March 21, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(12):414-415. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410640018004

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Such it is which moves our feelings and prompts the springs of eulogy to flow; and such it is which turns the eyes of a medical world towards a memory indelibly blended with the history of medicine and allied sciences. February 14th, the Hunterian Oration was given in the theatre of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, by Jonathan Hutchinson; and quite coincidently there was delivered at the London Institution the oration of the Hunterian Society for 1891, by Fletcher Beach, and entitled: "Psychological Medicine in John Hunter's Time and the Progress it has Since Made." Jonathan Hutchinson compared the mind of Hunter with that of Aristotle of ages gone, and erected a tower of mental strength into which no third mind could enter. The tireless industry, the keen perception, the courage of conviction, the wonderful self-reliance and originality, the mental hardihood—all leading to, and being part of, that

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