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December 26, 1908

The Burial Place of Dr. John H. Rauch.

JAMA. 1908;LI(26):2228. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540260030009

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Lebanon, Pa., Dec. 13, 1908.

To the Editor:  —In several recent numbers of The Journal I find tributes to the memory of Dr. John H. Rauch. George Homan, M.D., Secretary of the State Board of Health of Missouri, states that he does not know where the body of Dr. Rauch is buried or whether the spot is marked by any memorial adequately showing the vastness and value of his work.Dr. John H. Rauch reached Lebanon, Pa. (his birthplace and the home of his relatives) from Chicago, wearied, worried, despondent and in ill health, in the autumn of 1893. Nevertheless, his interest in his life-work forced him to continue writing to The Journal and collecting data on the topics in which he was interested.His family life with his relatives here was very pleasant and seemed to cheer him, but on the morning of March 24, 1894, I was hurriedly

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