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Within the short space of four years ruthless death has twice vacated the Chair of Surgery in this college. On both of these sad occasions the faculty, students and alumnae felt that an irreparable loss had been sustained. To fill the Chair of Surgery made vacant by the death of men who have distinguished themselves in their profession by honest scientific work, and have endeared themselves to their colleagues and students as exemplary and masterly teachers is by no means an easy task, hence the anxious inquiries from all sides and everywhere: Who shall be the successor? Who shall continue the work left unfinished? Rush Medical College has always been justly proud of its Chair of Surgery. Its founder was a surgeon of world-wide repute, and there can be no doubt that from its very beginning the men who have occupied this chair have been the great magnet which has
SENN N. THE CHAIR OF SURGERY IN RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE.Introductory Address delivered before the Class, April 11, 1891.. JAMA. 1891;XVI(17):591–593. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410690015001d