May 1963

Parkes Weber

Author Affiliations


Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and the University Hospitals of the University of Iowa.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(5):545-546. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620290011003

Shortly before he died on June 2, 1962, Dr. Parkes Weber sent me a copy of the 13th series of his "Miscellaneous Notes." This was the last message from a memorable man and a cherished correspondent. Parkes Weber was born May 8, 1863, and thus died in the hundredth year of his age. As befitted a man of calm and gentleness, he died peacefully. His widow told me, "He died in the most peaceful way—wanting to lie down a little, late in the morning, when he fell asleep in his bed where we had put him for comfort, and he quietly slept away." More than three score and ten years of his life was spent as a physician, for he had qualified at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1889. The name Weber is attached as an eponym to an astonishing variety of diseases, mostly strange, rare, and obscure. I suppose that

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