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Gross, Samuel D., M.D., LL.D., of Philadelphia, was born near Easton, Northampton Co., Pa., July 8, 1805; died at his residence in Philadelphia, May 6, 1884. His literary and classical education was obtained at the Wilkesbarre Academy, and the high school, Lawrenceville, N. J. Having selected medicine as the pursuit of his life, he began the study of it in his native place with Dr. Joseph K. Swift, and subsequently for some two years he was a student in the office of Prof. George McClellan. After attending the usual course of lectures in the Jefferson Medical College, he received the degree of M.D. in 1828. Dr. Gross began practice in Philadelphia; he was fond of study, industrious, and stable in his purposes, and being resolved to succeed in his profession, occupied his spare time in extending his medical researches and in editing or translating medical papers and works from the