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June 27, 1966

Moses Montefiore on Thomas Hodgkin

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Oakland, Calif

JAMA. 1966;196(13):1160-1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100260098040

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To the Editor:—  Dr. William Bean pays due homage to the memory of Dr. Thomas Hodgkin on the centenary of his death (JAMA196:299, 1966; Arch Intern Med177:145, 1966).I recently discovered an equally deserved tribute by his devoted friend and grateful patient, Sir Moses Montefiore, who was his travel companion to the Orient when Dr. Hodgkin died. This appears in Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore edited by Dr. L. Loewe and published in Chicago in 1890. In volume 2, page 173, Sir Moses writes as follows:While at Jaffa I had frequently expressed my strong desire either to remain there with my lamented friend, to take him with me to Jerusalem, or to relinquish my journey thither, and return with him to Europe; but all my friends assured me that it would be most imprudent for Dr. Hodgkin to travel at that time, and

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