The Boston Dermatological Club desires to express its deep sorrow at the great loss it has sustained in the death of Dr. Edward Wigglesworth, one of its most gifted and accomplished members.
Perhaps no other of the medical societies with which he was connected could so thoroughly appreciate his versatile and brilliant intellect, his warm-hearted nature, and his high attainments in medical knowledge. His contributions to the literature of our specialty were many and valuable in the early part of his active professional life; and although partially disabled by failing health in later years, he has remained an earnest student of the work of his colleagues and of the extensive progress of our art to his last hour.
His interest in this clinical society has been warm and constant since its foundation, and we shall sadly miss his skilled judgment in the solution of difficult questions in diagnosis. His generosity was unceasing, and he has left a permanent memorial of it of great value to students of dermatology in the large collection of the famous Baretta models of cutaneous diseases, presented by him some years ago to the Medical School of Harvard University.
The loss of such an accomplished physician in the maturity of his wisdom is a serious one to the profession and the community.
To his family we offer our sincerest sympathy in their bereavement.
Boston, January 28, 1896.
J Cutan Cenito-Urin Dis.
Memorial of the Boston Dermatological Club. Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(3):258. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890270030004