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September 21, 1889

A Tribute to Dr. Samuel Jackson.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(12):430-431. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401090034013

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To the Editor:  —The writer, who in the winter of 1862-3 attended the last course of lectures that Dr. Samuel Jackson delivered at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, remembers that distinguished lecturer well, and recalls with what feeling he delivered his farewell address to the medical students of the class in the spring of 1863, when he forever bade farewell as a lecturer and retired from the chair of physiology. The tears ran down over his cheeks while he was speaking, and there were few dry eyes in the building. The decrepitude of age had crept upon him in the many years he had lectured in the university. He had lost the use of his lower extremities, so that he had to be carried to and from the chair from which he lectured. His hair was gray and his face wrinkled, but he was still lucid and

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