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October 22, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(8):808. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960250070024

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To the Editor:—  A long medical dynasty has come to an end, and it would seem appropriate to publicly acknowledge medicine's debt to a famous family. On July 20, 1955, Dr. Austin Flint died in the Doctor's Hospital in New York City at the age of 87, having in his time been professor of obstetrics at Bellevue Hospital Medical College and later at New York University when these institutions amalgamated. He also had held several important consultant posts. A graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and of Bellevue Hospital Medical College, he also held an honorary master's degree, given him by Princeton in 1894.Four physicians bore the name of Austin Flint. There were, in addition, other physicians in the family. The first Flint to study and practice medicine was Edward (1733-1818), who spent his life in Massachusetts. One of Edward's sons was the first Dr. Austin Flint (1760-1850), who

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