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July 31, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(5):337-339. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680050047022

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The Macewen Memorial  On commemoration day at Glasgow University, tributes were paid to the memory of Sir William Macewen, who occupied the regius chair of surgery for thirty-two years. It was intended that Harvey Cushing should deliver an oration on the life and work of Macewen, but he was unable to visit our shores this year. In his absence Archibald Young, successor to Sir William Macewen in the regius chair, gave an oration. Professor Young began with the statement that Macewen's life and Macewen's work were synonymous; his life was his work, and his work was his life. He seemed to have been actuated by the determination, perhaps hardly formulated in his mind, to devote his great powers unceasingly to orderly advance. This was abundantly illustrated by the remarkable list of his works, comprising more than seventy contributions to the literature of surgery, the greater part being papers and monographs

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