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He was the Health Officer of Cincinnati in 1861. For thirty years he was one of the medical officers of the Cincinnati Hospital, and was, if anything, more faithful to the unfortunates there than to his wealthy patients outside. He was one of the founders of the Ohio State Medical Society, and continued his membership many years, being once or twice its President. He was a member of the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, and its President in 1864. He was a member of the American Medical Association, corresponding member of the American Society of Physicians of Paris, honorary member of the American Gynæcological Society, and of the Cincinnati Obstetrical Society. He was for many years the Dean of the Medical College of Ohio, and after resigning the chair of Obstetrics, as already stateil, was elected Emeritus Professor, which title he held at the time of his death.

Not content with what could be obtained in his own country, he spent much time in Europe at the seats of learning, where if he gained much he also taught something.

He was a man of fine presence and pleasing manners, but withal a little inclined to hauteur. He was kindly-hearted, as thousands will testify, and lost no opportunity to advance the interests of his profession. His dealings were honorable, and his intercourse with his brethren characterized by unselfishness and a regard for the reputation of his fellows.

He was a fine lecturer, and a faithful teacher. In his family he was kind and affectionate, to his friends he was loyal, while to his enemies he was just, and after the contest forgiving.

He was a most sagacious and successful practitioner of his art, and had not many equals as an obstetrician. IIe was in active practice for nearly fifty years, and to the last kept abreast with the march of progress.

"IIis life was noble, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, “This was a man.'

In 1835 Dr. Wright was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Almstead, by whom he had four children. Dr. C. A. Wright, of Cincinnati, is bis son.


Wroth, PEREGRINE, M.D., was born in Kent County, Md., on the 7th of April, 1786, and died in the city of Baltimore on the

13th of June, 1879. He received his literary education at Wasbington College, Kent County, Md., and at this time imbibed a love of the old Latin authors, which he cherished until the hour of his death. He graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and had for his teachers Rush, Physick, and other distinguished men of that day. Ile commenced the piractice of medicine in Chestertown, Kent County, Md., in the spring of 1807. For more than sixty years he enjoyed an extensive practice among all classes of people on the Eastern Shore of the State. In December, 1868, he retired from his professional duties and removed to the city of Baltimore. He was for many years a member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College, some years Professor of Chemistry in that institution, and later in life President of the Board. He was one of the first members of the Anierican Medical Association (1847), and served on some of the most important committees. Dr. W roth was the first person to suggest the establishment of a College of Pharmacy in Baltimore, and it was mainly through his influence that the college was inaugurated. Dr. Wroth was a voluminous writer, but the only work he published is a small volume entitled “ Clinical Aphorisms in the Eudemic Fevers of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.” He left, however, several volumes in manuscript, chiefly on moral and religious subjects.








Whereas, The Medical Convention, held in the city of New York, in May, 1846, have declared it expedient “for the medical profession of the United States to institute a National Medical Association;" and,

Inasmuch as an institution so conducted as to give frequent, united, and emphatic expression to the views and aims of the medical profession in this country, must, at all times, have a bene. ficial influence, and supply more efficient means than have hitherto been available here for cultivating and advancing medical knowl. edge; for elevating the standard of medical education; for promoting the usefulness, honor, and interests of the medical profession; for enlightening and directing public opinion in regard to the duties, responsibilities, and requirements of medical men; for exciting and encouraging emulation and concert of action in the profession, and for facilitating and fostering friendly intercourse between those who are engaged in it: therefore,

Be it resolved, In behalf of the medical profession of the United States, that the members of the Medical Convention, held in Phil. adelphia in May, 1847, and all others who, in pursuit of the objects above mentioned, are to unite with or succeed them, constitute a National Medical Association; and that, for the organization and management of the same, they adopt the following Regulations :


This institution shall be known and distinguished by the name and title of " The Ainerican Medical Association."

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