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May 14, 1892

Monument to Prof. Gross.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(20):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411240024004

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  I heartily approve of a monument to the late Prof. Gross, and regret that the project was not undertaken sooner. But I do not think that Washington is the most appropriate place for it. There we naturally look for the monuments of those who have made their mark in the army, the navy, and the government of the country, but not for the monuments of those who have been eminent in the medical profession in other cities. Washington is not a medical centre, and it seems to me, that Prof. Gross' monument would be entirely out of place there. It ought to be placed in the city with which most of his life and works have identified, namely, in Philadelphia.If there are any of his pupils who sat under him for three years, as the writer did, who

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