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January 26, 1895

Medical Medals—Request for Assistance.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(4):141-142. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430040035015

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Newport, R. I., Jan. 15, 1895.

To the Editor:  —In the course of an enumeration of the medals illustrating medicine that have continuously appeared in the American Journal of Numismatics since January, 1889, several questions have occurred which I have failed to settle, and concerning which I shall be very glad for aid.British America: Dr. Richard Noble Starr, of Caradoc, Canada. What were his dates of birth and death? Dr. Orrin C. Wood, of Montreal. His middle name, and dates?Central America: Dr. Perfecto G. Bustamente, of Gaudalajara, Mexico. His middle name, and dates?South America: Dr. Alacombe, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. Who was this person? If a medical man, his dates and full name? Dr. Pedro Ascarrinus, of Bolivia. His dates and city of residence? Dr. Juan Adriano Chasas, of Asuncion, Paraguay. Was he a physician or a lawyer? If the former, his dates?The United States: Dr. C.

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