February 28, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(9):589. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490090037006

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As we go to press the sad news reaches us by telegram of the death from accident of Dr. W. E. B. Davis of Alabama. There could be hardly any death that would more shock the profession generally than his, cut off in his early prime with an enviable record behind him and every promise of greater usefulness and distinction in the future. There are few, if any, who had more than he the faculty of winning friendship and holding it; his personality was a most strikingly gracious one and of the very best type of southern gentleman. The official positions of honor, trust and responsibility to which he was called indicate the appreciation given to his abilities and personal qualities, both by his associates in his particular specialty and by his professional brethren generally. It is customary to say nothing but good of the dead, but in this case

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