James Jackson, Jr., a talented pupil of Pierre Charles Alexander Louis, died less than 2 months after he began the practice of medicine in Boston at the age of 25.1 The senior Jackson (1777-1868), a student of Sir Astley Cooper and the first physician of the Massachusetts General Hospital (1810-1837), expressed his affection for his son in memoirs that are as devoted in their sentiments as those of Lord Chesterfield. In the introduction to the volume published a year following the son's death, he noted that the history of his son's life was simple and could be told briefly. The memoir that I reviewed,1 an acquisition of John Crerar Library, Chicago, was inscribed thus: "Presented to the Library of the Medical Institution of Yale College By Prof. J. Jackson." The date of acquisition was not noted. J. J., Jr., was born in 1810. He received the doctorate in
J. H. T.. J. J., JR.. JAMA. 1961;178(5):502–503. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040440054013
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