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March 22, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(12):769. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480120027007

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The death of Dr. Christian Fenger, which was noticed in our last week's issue, is a distinct loss to the profession and to medical science. There are few if any medical men who have come to this country from abroad who have earned a higher place in the estimation of their native-born colleagues. This was due not only to his rare scientific ability, but also to his personal qualities of unswerving honesty and truthfulness in all matters and his thoroughly ethical traits, professionally and otherwise. His personality was an attractive one; though brusque sometimes in manner he was always a gentleman, and his good qualities grew upon one on acquaintance. No man had warmer friends or fewer enemies. Of his scientific work it is hardly necessary to speak here; what he has done for scientific medicine in Chicago was reviewed editorially in the pages of The Journal in connection with

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