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Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 20, 1896.
The article of Dr. Eugene S. Talbot in our Journal for August 1, reminds me that I may say something about Holmes which may be of interest to members of the medical profession.
Holmes was a member of my class, which graduated in 1884, and he received his degree of Doctor of Medicine with the other successful members. A few failed in their examinations but Holmes was not among them. I was not intimately acquainted with him but knew him as well as I did any member of the class, excepting my immediate associates. What manner of man he was I remember distinctly and as distinctly recall several conversations I had with him.
Holmes was a mild-mannered young man, with a diffident air, possessing no characteristics in any direction which would attract attention. He evidently had not much in the way of pecuniary means, for
Madden J. Herman W. Mudgett alias H. H. Holmes. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(9):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430870048009
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