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January 16, 1892

A SKETCH OF MR. LAWSON TAIT AND HIS WORK.

Author Affiliations

OF CHICAGO, ILL., PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY IN CHICAGO POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(3):77-79. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411070017001h

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Abstract

In the following sketch an attempt will be made to present to the American physician some information of the life and work of Mr. Lawson Tait. The suggestion arose from the oft-repeated inquiry, which I have heard, to know more of the man Who has Written so well and Worked so successfully.

At the time the subject of this sketch appeared on the field of practical surgery the harvest Was ripe, and his genius, which was untiring energy, quickly gathered the fruit that had long waited a reaper. The medical profession have gladly welcomed the gathering of his golden sheaves, which have grown into ripened stacks. Mr. Lawson Tait was born in 1845, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the only surviving son of Archibald Campbell Tait. His parents died many years ago. Mr. Tait was admitted into the Heriot Hospital school at 7 years of age. He early showed marked mental

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