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August 1960

Miscellaneous Notes (Fifth Series).

Arch Intern Med. 1960;106(2):305-306. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03820020145024

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Parkes Weber, who is nearing one hundred years of age, has produced another nostalgic vignette on what seems to most of us ancient history. He describes his school days from 1874 to 1877 at Temple Grove School, his experiences at Charterhouse, his introduction to collecting antiquities, and the beginnings of a very remarkable collec- tion of medical coins, medallions, and medals. This collecting talent culminated in a remarkable collection of figures, figurines, medallions and other representations of death, and a book on such representations of death which has become a collector's item. Then he has some notes on Cambridge, European travel, and his relatives in Germany. He winds it up with a biographical sketch of tragic Dr. Dorner and a fascinating discussion of dreams, errors, and psychoanalysis. One typographical slip, the spelling of hemophilia with a "y," apparently got by the seeing eyes of his wife. What Parkes Weber, though

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