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June 5, 1909

Daniel Drake and His Followers, Historical and Biographical Sketches

JAMA. 1909;LII(23):1854. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540490052019

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The medical profession of the United States should greet with satisfaction the appearance of this work which does justice, as justice has never before been done, to the memory of one of the greatest medical characters of the nineteenth century. Daniel Drake was born in 1785 and died in 1852. His life, identified almost entirely with Cincinnati, is an essential part of the history of that city; but his activities reached beyond his city and state. He was a scientist in a broad sense of the word; he was a physician, not only of deep thought, but of almost prophetic insight into the problems of his profession; he was an originator, a builder of institutions and of communities; and he was a citizen who recognized and responded to every civic obligation.

These various attributes viewed in the light of their detailed manifestations, comprise the great body of Dr. Juettner's book,

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