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July 3, 1886

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1886;VII(1):24-25. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250070032007

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Abstract

Statue of Sir Erasmus Wilson—Death of Dr. Francis Mason and Mr. Wm. White Cooper—Influ-Influence of the Mind on the Body—Statistics of Pneumonia—The Hydrophobia Commission.

A bronze statue of the late Sir Erasmus Wilson, erected in the grounds of the Royal Sea Bathing Infirmary, Margate, has been unveiled in the presence of a distinguished assemblage. The statue was erected by Mr. Brock, A.R.A., and was presented to the Infirmary by Sir James Paget on behalf of Lady Wilson. Among those present were Mr. Swinburne, the President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sir Spencer Wells, Sir Travers Lawrence, etc. Sir James Paget, in making the presentation, said no place seemed more appropriate for it than Margate, for close by was the home in which Sir Erasmus spent the later years of his life, planned many of his kind deeds, and in which he died in peace and

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