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July 5, 1902

LIFE AND WORK OF THE LATE PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN FENGER.MEMORIAL ADDRESS DELIVERED TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE, APRIL 4, 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(1):4-8. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480270004001a

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Abstract

At non ingenio quaesitum nomen ab ævo excidet: ingenio stat sine morte decus. (Propertius.)

On November third, nineteen hundred, there transpired an event in the city of Chicago unparalleled in the history of medicine. The great banquet hall of the Auditorium Hotel presented an inspiring scene. Four hundred and eighty physicians representing one hundred and thirty-nine medical societies and every section of the country, from Canada to the Gulf and from the Atlantic to the Pacific, were gathered around the festive board in honor of a colleague who. by his pioneer scientific work in this city, had won their esteem and veneration. No participant of that great banquet will ever forget the transactions of that memorable evening. It was a gathering characterized by an unanimity of feeling. Colleagues and students had come to pay their tributes to a master. The occasion was a genuine love feast. The walls of the

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