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April 1, 1905

The Oldest New Hampshire Practitioner.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(13):1049. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500400053021

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Worcester, Mass., March 21, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, March 11, 1905, in the list of deaths it is stated that Alvah R. Cummings, M.D., aged 78, Dartmouth Medical College 1853, was the oldest practitioner of New Hampshire and the oldest member of the New Hampshire Medical Society. I wish to correct the last two statements, for, so far as my knowledge goes, that honor belongs to my friend and former colleague, William Waterhouse, M.D., of Barrington, N. H., now in his eighty-ninth year. He was born Aug. 28, 1816, graduated from the Medical Department of the University of New York in 1842, and joined the New Hampshire Medical Society in 1860, twentyone years before Dr. Cummings joined the same society. Dr. Waterhouse has been in constant practice up to within a year and is now enjoying good health. He is ten years the senior of the late

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