January 23, 1967

George S. Huntington, Anatomist

JAMA. 1967;199(4):282. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120040092026

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To the Editor:—  An interesting editorial (197:656, 1966) brings back memories, because Professor Huntington was one of the revered oldsters in the American Association of Anatomists when I began attending before World War I. The association was relatively small then, and its programs were all joint-session affairs. He would learnedly discuss many of the papers given. Huntington and McClure (of Princeton), singly and jointly, over a period of years bested the Johns Hopkins group on the origin of the lymphatic. This defeat, which Miss Sabin and her cohorts fought to the last ditch, broke the prevailing Hopkins prestige as the infallible source of all anatomical truth.Dr. Huntington was not the first full-time professor of anatomy in America. Dr. Titus DeVille, an accomplished British anatomist, then living in Paris and sponsored by Brown-Séquard, filled the post of professor of descriptive anatomy at the start of the medical department of