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OBITUARY.

IRA BARROWS, M. D.

ONE by one the links which bind the homœopathy of the present with its beginning in this country and State are breaking, and recorded history must soon take the place of personal recollections. To this generation homœopathy is a firmly established and almost an old science, and the bitternesses, rancors, and ostracisms of those days not fifty years gone are an unrealized, almost unbelieved, story. The men whose wonderful successes with the "infinitesimals," whose keen diagnostics, whose perfect appreciation of the correlation of the disease and the remedy have been so potent in establishing not only homoeopathy, but the science of medicine as it is to-day, have nearly all passed away. Of these men Dr. Ira Barrows was one. He was a man strong in his ideas of right, persistent and tireless in his advocacy of that which he considered as right, firm and indomitable in what he felt to be duty, and perfectly intolerant of wrong. It was perfectly wonderful to him that others could not see the beauty of homoeopathy, and that it was not an exclusive thing, but the grand law of the one science of medicine.

Dr. Barrows was born in Attleboro, Nov. 18, 1804, graduated at Brown University in 1824, and received his medical diploma from Harvard in 1827. In 1842 he was practising medicine "after the straitest sect of allopathy" in the town of Norton, and happening to call upon his friend, Dr. P. P. Wells (now of Brooklyn, N. Y.), who had then just commenced the study and practice of homoeopathy in Providence, R. I., his attention was directed to the new method of therapeutics. Obtaining the Organon" and Hull's Jahr he cautiously commenced his experiments. "Verily, I thought," he says in a letter to the writer of this, "that if Dr. Watts had studied the two systems of medicine, and had penned his immortal stanza with reference thereto,

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Broad is the road that leads to death,
And thousands walk together there;
But wisdom shows a narrow path,
With here and there a traveller,

he could not have better expressed the reality."

After his adoption of homœopathy his practice extended over a large section of conntry, his rides including a circuit of at least twenty miles. He first introduced homœopathy into Taunton and the neighboring towns, and into Pawtucket, converting therein the late Dr. Manchester. From Norton he removed to Pawtucket, and soon thence to Providence, R. I., where he was always a trusted exponent of and counsellor in his beloved therapeutic art.

The mode and specialties of his expulsion from the Massachusetts Medical Society was always an unpleasant remembrance to Dr. Barrows. The rank injustice of it, the Janus-like character of his friends, and the impossibility of redress, could never be reconciled with his sense of right. He was one of the first martyrs to the cause that has had its many martyrs since.

Dr. Barrows was one of the founders of the Rhode Island Homœopathic Medical Society. He was its first vice-president, and has been frequently called to its presidency. He was seldom absent from a meeting, and always had either a paper or a most instructive case to relate and discuss. He was an exceedingly careful practitioner, a most diligent student, yet always seeking the advice of others. Genial and kindly, his faults were only those of a broad love of humanity.

He died on Saturday, Oct. 14. His funeral was at the Benificent Congregational Church, of which he was a valuable member, and a large concourse of people were present, among whom were at least twenty-five homeopathic physicians of Providence and vicinity. E. U. J.

DR. GEORGE E. NORCROSS died on Nov. 6, at the residence of his parents in Jamaica Plain. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, in '77 and from the Boston University School of Medicine in '80. He entered at once upon the practice of his profession in Great Falls, N. H., and there resided until shortly before his death. He endeared himself to friends and patients alike, and his loss will be deeply felt.

DR. MONICA MASON, another graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, has been taken from the work of her profession. The announcement of her death brings sadness to many a friend who remembers the bright happy face which formed the centre of so many groups in the student days which are past. She graduated in the class of '78 and sought her field in the West, establishing herself in North Minneapolis, Minn. Her fine character and the earnestness of her work impressed all who knew her, and those who mourn her loss will long cherish her memory.

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DR. MARY A. PAYNE has located at 319 Columbus Avenue, Boston.
CLARA C. AUSTIN, M. D., has located at No. 34 Brookline Street, Boston.

DR. C. P. HOLDEN has removed from Woodstock, Vt., to Windsor, Vt.

S. J. DONALDSON, M. D., has removed his office to No. 36 West 42d Street, New York City.

WALTER WESSELHOEFT, M. D., has removed to No. 391 Harvard Street in Cambridge, Mass.

HOWARD A. GIBBS, M. D., B. U. S. of M., class of '82, has located at No. 23 Kendall Street, in Boston.

E. A. CARPENTER, M. D., has removed from Plattsburgh, N. Y., to Cambridge, Mass.

DR. BENDER, formerly of Quebec, P. Q., has located at the Hotel Vendome, Boston.

DR. G. B. CLARK has removed from Windsor, Vt., to No. 124 West 126th Street, New York City,

CHARLES R. ROGERS, M. D., has removed from Westboro', Mass., to No. 754 Dudley Street, Dorchester District, Boston.

SUSAN P. HAMMOND, M. D., has removed to No. 70 West Springfield Street, in Boston.

KATE C. FISKE, M. D., has removed from Medina, N. Y., to Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N. Y.

A. M. CUSHING, M. D., has removed from 116 West Newton Street to 401 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

Dr. Samuel O. L. POTTER, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., has been appointed an A. A. Surgeon, United States Army, and is stationed at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, as post-surgeon.

GEO. W. STEARNS, M. D., has removed from Groton, Mass., to Holliston, Mass., having taken the practice of Drs. C. F. Barker and wife, who have removed to the West.

WM. WOODS, M. D., formerly of Dwight Street, has removed to Hotel Byron, Suite 2 (corner Berkeley and Boylston Streets). Office hours until 9 A. M., 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M.

F. G. COFFIN, M. D., has removed from Rochester, N. H., to Great Falls, N. H., to take the practice of the late Dr. Norcross.

OBSTETRIC CASES are desired for the advanced students of the Boston University School of Medicine. Physicians knowing of such cases among the poor, particularly at the South End and in the Roxbury District, are requested to send them to the College Dispensary, or to G. R. Southwick, M. D., 626 Tremont Street, by whom assignments will be made.

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Perfectly Miscible with Water.

So minute a Subdivision of the Oil Globules is not accomplished in any other Emulsion. It is therefore more easily assimilated and transformed into tissue. There is no saponification of the Oil. Physicians still unacquainted with this preparation are respectfully asked to give it a trial and note results. FORMULA WITH EACH BOTTLE.

COW'S MILK.

PHILLIPS' C L. OIL.

ORDINARY EMULSION.

To Whom it May Concern: These series of Photo-Micrographs of Milk and Cod Liver Oil Emulsions were made by me in my Laboratory. The specimens of Oil were obtained from trade bottles purchased at a leading Drug Store in this city. The milk came from a healthy cow and was photographed immediately. All the specimens were photographed at 200 diameters, by means of the same apparatus, the same lenses, and practically under the same conditions, and with equal fairness towards all. The illustrations are faithful reproductions of the Photo-Micrographs. DR. WM. HAILES, JR., Pathological Laboratory, Albany Medical College. Milk of Magnesia.

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Phillips' Palatable Cod Liver Oil.

Phillips' Wheat Phosphates.

Correspondence Solicited.

Prepared only by CHAS. H. PHILLIPS, Manufacturing Chemist, New York.

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