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as President and Secretary, respective- North Meridian street, Rooms 44-45. ly. Dr. Hurty is President of the sec- Office phone, New 944; residence tion on Vital Statistics. Eight of

of phones, New 7627; Old, North 2618. eleven papers were from the United Office hours: 11 to 12 a. m.; 3 to 5 States. There were five papers on the p. m.; evenings 7 to 8; Sundays, 3to 4. International Classification. Dr. Hurty will present a report of the meeting to

Deaths of Physicians. the Indianapolis Medical Society at its

Dr. IV. T. IVilliamson of Fort Branch, first Autumn meeting.

July 22, in his 64th year. Died of carThe city has a population of 125,000, buncle on the neck. He was a member a growth of thirty-five years, and is of the Gibson County and State Soone of the most progressive and inter- cieties. esting cities in North America.

Dr. J. C. F. Thorne, born 1883, died

in Kokomo, May 24th, from street car PERSONAL.

injury of 1905. Notes of Local Physicians.

Dr. F. 11. Black of Greencastle, WinVacations. Dr. F. B. Wynn and son,

ona Medical College 1871, died July 18,

of gastro-enteritis, aged 67 years. Colorado mountain climbing. Dr. E.

Dr. Noble P. Howard of Greenfield, C. Reyer on the northern lakes with his family. Dr. H. C. Parker, pleasure

Ind., died May, 26th, of pneumonia. trip to Maine. Dr. J. L. Masters and

Death of Dr. Eichborg. family at Maxinkuckee. Dr. S. E. Crosse and Dr. S. E. Earp in northern

Tupper Lake, N. Y., Aug. 18.-Dr. Michigan. Dr. and Mrs.' T. B. East- Joseph Eichberg, of Cincinnati, was man and son in their touring car to

drowned in Big Tupper Lake. A party Maine. Drs. T. B. Noble and Garsh- including Dr. Eichberg, his brother-inwiler bass fishing in Canada. Dr. and

law, Mr. Kuhn, and John Champney, Mrs. Eugene Buehler and Dr. and Mrs. a guide, was fishing. In trying to land John Hurty at Am. Public Health As- a large pickerel the boat was capsized. sociation at Winnipeg. Drs. Chas. R.

Dr. Eichberg could not swim and sank Sowder and John F. Barnhill, August immediately. Mr. Kuhn held on to the 10th to September 20, London and

boat. The guide dived twice and got Berlin. Dr. R. O. Medlexander re

hold of the doctor, but was forced to turns from Berlin after three months let go to save himself. stay by way of Montreal. Dr. Simon

Dr. Eichberg was graduated from P. Scherer is in the east. Dr. and Mrs.

the Miami Medical College in 1879, E. F. Hodges at Cavendish, Vermont, and has until the time of his death in their new country seat.

been convected with that college as a There are a hundred others scattered teacher of medicine. He gave freely over the world from Pordunk to Lini- of his time and money to increase its erick, but they will be back in time for influence and prestige. He was also a their fall duties. And a few stayed at member of the Cincinnati Hospital home and enjoyed themselves.

staff. Removals. Drs. Clevenger, Langdon

Dr. Eichberg was an eloquent speakand Voyles to the top floor in the New

er, and his papers presented before the ton Claypool Building. Dr. Frank W.

Cincinnati Academy of Medicine were Foxworthy to the Board of Trade Building. Drs. T. C. Hood and Wm. always the occasion of a large attendShimer to the Willoughby Building,

ance. He was an active member of the Dr. Theodore Wagner to suite 1001-2-3

Ohio State and American Medical AsOdd Fellow's Building,

sociations. He had a large practice, Dr. H. R. McKinstray has moved his due to his great skill as an internist office to the Willoughby Building, 224 and diagnostician.


of strong


Dr. Charles A. L. Reed.

course in lectures in Jefferson Medical At an informal dinner tendered Dr. College, Philadelphia, in 1868. He Chas. A. L. Reed, by 150 friends and

then located at Dayton, Ind., and pracadmirers at the Zoo, Cincinnati, July ticed medicine continuously in that 15. his: candidacy was formally place until the time of his last illness. launched for the high office of United He was an elder in the Dayton PresStates Senator from Ohio to succeed byterian and an active worker in that Jos. B. Foraker. It was a representa

church. He was a charter member of tive gathering, composed of doctors, Dayton Lodge 758, I. O. O. F., and of lawyers, ministers, business men-in

Elliott Post 160 G. A. R. He was a fact, every calling was represented. Past Master of Dayton Lodge 103 F. The enthusiasm and hearty good fel

& A. M., and had attained to the 320 lowship that pervaded the gathering degree of Masonry. He was married was a fine tribute to Dr. Reed, and au- on October 6, 1868, to Sophia Bartgurs well for the future.

mess, who died in March, 1869. Dr.

Crouse was again married to Lena Dr. Sharp Resigns.

Nicely in March, 1894, who died in Jeffersonville, Ind., August 5.-Dr.

1900. He ha sone so living, David H., Harry C. Sharp today tendered his res

aged 13.

Dr. Crouse was a ignation as physician at the Indiana Reformatory to W. H. Whittaker, gen

character and active in all religious eral superintendent, effective October

and political work. To his intimate as1, or sooner if a successor

sociates and friends he was a friend in

be found. The cause of resignation is a

need and deed and his finer qualities desire to look after his private prac

were made known only through close tice, as Dr. Sharp says that a physician

association. As a physician he was must give his entire time and thought

skilled and learned, with his father he to the institution. He also says that

practiced in the early years and his the experience in the medical and surg

main school of learning was the ragical departments is invaluable. Dr. ged and rough experience of pioneer Sharp has been physician for thirteen practice. He was conscientious in his years, with a salary of $2,000 a year.

work and left no stone unturned that would better his ability and prolong

the lives of his patients. Memoir of Dr. J. H. Crouse.

He himself fought a gallant fight Jerome H. Crouse, born in Dayton, against death, having been the victim Ind., December 30, 1843, died June 16, of an incurable malady for seven years. 1908. He was the son of David H. and Rachel Gelwick Crouse. When a

But perhaps it still is better that his young man he attended Wabash Col

busy life is done: lege but left that institution at the He has seen ole views and patients disage of eighteen to enlist in the Tenth appearing one by one: Indiana Light Artilery under Captain

He has learned that Death is master J. B. Cox, in which battery he served

both of Science and of Art: until honorably discharged, February

Ile has done his duty fairly and has 1, 1865. He served in the battles of

acted out his part. Pittsburgh Landing Stone River, And the strong, old country doctor, Chickamauga, Corinth and in the At

And the kind old country doctor, lanta Campaign. After the war he en- Is entitled to a furlough, for his brain tered Rush Medical College and grad

and for his heart. uated in 1867, and took a special


Father says


the First Baptist Church and to devote

his entire time to the practice of mediDr. John L. Richmond-His Caeserean cine. He formed a partnership with Section,

the late Dr. Geo. W. Mears, of this

July 30, 1908. city (father of Dr. J. Ewing Mears, Dr. Otto Juettner, 628 Elm St., Cincin

now of Philadelphia). nati, Ohio.

After a short time Dr. Richmond's My Dear Dr. Juettner: Dr. A. W. son, Dr. Corydon Richmond, entered Brayton, of this city, editor of the In- the practice with them and the firm diana Medical Journal ,has handed me

was known as Richmond, Mears and a copy of a letter of inquiry which you Richmond. While practicing here Dr. have written in reference to Dr. John John L. Richmond had a stroke of apL. Richmond, who in 1829 while prac- oplexy, which compelled him to retire ticing in Newton, Ohio, performed the from the practice of medicine, and his first Caeserean section in the west and son-in-law, Mr. John Henderson, came possibly the first in the United to Indianapolis and took the doctor States.

and his wife to his own home at CorI note that you say that Dr. Rich- ington, Indiana. Dr. Richmond shortmond moved to Indiana in 1831, and ly afterwards died at Covington and there all trace of him was lost.


was buried there, as did also his wife. compliance with your request for in

A few years later his son-in-law, Mr. formation for use in a History of Med

Henderson, moved to Lafayette, Ineliicine in Cincinnati, I have to-day ob

ana, and removed the bodies of Dr. tained the following facts from my fa

Richmond and his wife to Lafayette, ther, Dr. W. H. Wishard, of this city,

where they were re-interred and where now in his 93d year.

their remains still rest.

that he learned most of the facts in My father teils me that he knew Dr.

reference to Dr. John L. Richmond John Richmond slightly, but that he

from Dr. Corydon Richmond, his son, knew his son, Dr. Corydon Richmond, who died at Kokomo, Indiana, a year quite intimately.

Father says


or two since. when Dr. Richmond came from Cincinnati into Indiana he settled at Pen

Father tells me that Dr. Richmond dleton, Indiana, which is some twenty

was called to attend a young woman in

or miles east of Indianapolis. He prac

Newtown, Ohio, who las ticed in Cincinnati from 1826 until the

about to become the mother of an illeyear of the cholera in that city, from

nized that normal delivery could not which he suffered, and then removed

gitimate child. Upon examination he

found a deformed pelvis, and recogto Indiana. Dr. Richmond was a Baptist minister as well as a physician, and

occur, and announced that the only as I understand from my father, Dr. hope of saving the mother or child was Richmond practiced medicine and also

to do a Caeserian section. This he did

at night, assisted by some neighbor preached the Gospel while living at Pendleton. He remained at Pendleton

women, who held candles to give light

for him to see to operate. This was for a short time after moving to Indianą when he removed to Indianapolis, long before the day of anaesthetics, and

the only instruments available on this and accepted the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of this city, and while

occasion were those contained in preaching for this church he also en

small pocket case which the doctor hapgaged in the practice of medicine. He pened to have with him. The mother evidently soon became quite popular lived, but the child was dead or clied as a physician, as my father tells me immediately after delivery. The case that Dr. Richmond's growing practice was reported in the Cincinnati Journal compelled him to resign as pastor of of Medicine and Dr. Richmond was



sharply criticised for performing the Richmond's career may be found in the operation.

Indiana Medical Journal of January, Father states that Dr. Richmond's 1893, in a paper by Dr. W.H. Wishard, education before he began the practice

entitled "Veclical Men and Medical of medicine was exceedingly meagre

Practice in the Early Days of Indianand limited to a few weeks in a local apolis.” The paper was read before school in the State of New York, the Marion County Medical Society where he lived before coming to Ohio.

December 6, 1892. The paper covers The entire family moved to Cincin

the first fifteen years of the early setnati, drifting from Pittsburg, and going tlement of the city; that is, from 1821 from there by flat-boat. His mother,

to 1836, and gives the history of ten who seems to have been a woman of leading physicians. some education, gave him private in

If the foregoing is sot sufficiently amstruction which was given while he

ple, I can furnish you additional facts. lad was working in a coal mine to ob

Respectfully yours, tain his living. On reaching Cincin

(Signed) W. N. WISHLARD, nati and while quite a young man he

Indianapolis. determined to continue the study of medicine, which he had commenced Deaths in Indiana in 1907 Were 26461. with a neighboring physician in New The deaths in Indiana in 1907 have York. Having practically no education just been classified by the international whatever, he was greatly handicapped,

system. This work, which was done and an additional handicap was the

by the State Board of Health, show's fact that he had absolutely no means the number of deaths which came from with which to buy clothes and books,

various causes during the year ending and to pay his board and tuition. Ile

December 31 last. Some of the gensucceeded in getting a position as as- eral diseases and epidemics which sistant janitor in the Ohio Medical Col

caused the greatest number of deaths lege and thus worked his way through

were typhoid fever, 933, and influenza, school.

666. Of course, tuberculosis of all Father states that he met Dr. Rich- forms comes under the heading of mond when the latter was called to “general diseases." Tuberculosis see a young man in the neighborhood caused 1.322 deaths. Of this number, a few

miles south of Indianapolis. 3,837 were due to tuberculosis of the where my father was then living, and lungs. Abdominal tuberculosis caused

. before the latter had entered the prac- 3+1 deaths. Cancer, also classified untice of medicine. The patient was suf- der the head of general diseases, fering from an accidental gun-shot caused 1.513 deaths. Cancer and wound in the lower part of the abdo- other malignant tumors of the stomach men . My father says that he heard and liver caused 591 deaths. Dr. Richmond ask a member of the Under the head of diseases of the patient's family if the patient had urin- nervous system and organs of special ated in the interval between the re- sense, congestion and hemorrhage of ceipt of the injury and the arrival of the brain leads with 1,559 deaths. the doctor.

Softening of the brain caused 112 Dr. Richmond was told that the pa- deaths. Simple meningitis took 384

. tient had passed some urine which was lives. Diseases of the eye caused 1 quite bloody, and he promptly told the death, and diseases of the ear were the family that there was little hope for cause of the los sof 18 lives. recovery, and my father's youthful. HEART TROUTLE ENDED 2,766 LIVES. mind was much impressed with the ac- In the class of diseases of the circuracy of the diagnosis and prognosis. culatory system, organic diseases of Quite a full account of Dr. John L. the heart stand at the head of the list, years old.

the number of deaths from this cause the City Council to pass an ordinance being 2,766. Pneumonia led among muzzling all dogs the year round. the diseases of the respiratory system, How a body of medical men could the number of deaths from this cause asck the passage of such an ordinance being 2,353. Congestion and apoplexy without a dissenting voice is beyond of the lungs caused 264 deaths, and my comprehension. Had a society of broncho-pneumonia was responsible farmers whose flocks had been invadfor 585. Diseases of the thyroid body ed by dogs met and while in the heat caused 4 deaths.

of passion asked for such an ordinance In the class of diseases of the di- there might possibly be some excuse gestive system, diarrhea and enteritis for their action, but I can seen o reason stood at the head of the list, with 1,620 why a body of medical men should go deaths of those under two years old to such an extreme. and 586 deaths or persons over two I am not writing this as a reflection Diseases of the stomach,

on the intelligence of this medical socancer excepted, caused 542 deaths.

ciety ,as no doubt it is made up of inSimple peritonitis caused 222 deaths.

telligent physicians who feel that their Bright's disease was the cause of whole duty is to relieve suffering hu1,644 deaths. Diseases of the skin and

manity, but they must fail to realize cellular tissues caused 164 deaths dur

that the rest of God's creatures are ing the year. Of this number gangrene entitled to a share of their good intenwas responsible for 115 Thirty-seven tions. · I I have been a practicing phydeaths were due to diseases of the lo

sician for thirty-five years among famcomotor system. Non-tuberculosis

ilies the most of whom owned from one diseases of the bones caused 33 deaths.

to six or more dogs, and during this Senile debility was the cause of 1,090 time I never have treated or seen a deaths.

case of rabies, and in conversation with ONE SUICIDE EVERY DAY SAVE FOUR. other physicians I never have found By the international system, deaths

one that had actually seen a case of it;

so we must conclude that the disease is are classified into those due to diseases and those due to external causes.

extremely rare. I wish I could know

Under “external causes” come suicides

how many of the physicians that voted

to "muzzle the dogs” have ever seen and accidents. The numbers of sui

a case of rabies. cides was 361. Poisoning was the favorite method, being used in 163 cases.

Suppose we had a national law muzRailroad accidents and injuries headed

zling all dogs the year round. Think the list under "accidents," the number

of the untold suffering there would be of deaths from this cause being 508.

to these poor dumb animals. Would Injuries by horses and vehicles caused

the medical fraternity wish to be re80 deaths. Accidental gunshot wounds

sponsible for it? Better ask for a law caused 46. Absorption of deleterious

to prohibit the breeding or owning of gases (nonsuicidal) caused 21 deaths.

a dog, for I hardly think anyone would The total number of deaths from all

desire to own a dog and have him wear sources in the State during the year

a muzzle 365 days in the year. was 36,461.

not the owner of a dog and have not

owned one for a number of years, but Doctors Properly Rebuked.

I a in favor of putting the muzzle on To The Indianapolis Star:

any medical society that will advocate

an ordinance so inhuman as this law In Tuesday's issue of The Satr, I

would be. noticed an article from Princeton, Ind., to the effect that the local medical so

JACOB D. HAYNIE, M. D. ciety had unanimously agreed to ask Richmond, Ind., August 6, 1908.

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