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During the past week three ex-Presidents of the American Medical Association have died, Drs. Hunter McGuire, Lewis A. Sayre, surgeons of worldwide reputation and foremost men in their profession, and Dr. Alfred Stillé, renowned as a physician and as a teacher.
Dr. Sayre has been called the father of orthopedics, a surgical specialty that is indebted to him more perhaps than to any other one man. His work in this department was notable from the very beginning of his practice, and he early obtained an international fame both as an originator of new methods and as a successful operator. He was eminent, however, not only as a surgeon, but also as a sanitarian, in which capacity he made one of the best health officers New York has had. The honors he received were numerous, but of none of them was he more proud than that of the Presidency of the
THE PASSING OF THREE EX-PRESIDENTS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(13):828. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460390044003