DR MORRILL WYMAN DEAD.: One of the Most Famous Physicians in the United States Passed Away in Cambridge Aged 90.

Title

DR MORRILL WYMAN DEAD.: One of the Most Famous Physicians in the United States Passed Away in Cambridge Aged 90.

Date

1903

Description

newspaper clipping from the Boston Daily Globe circa 1903; Obituary of Dr. Morrill Wyman

Creator

New York Times Company

Contributor

Haley Coopersmith

Subject

obituary of Dr. Morrill Wyman

Source

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Boston Globe (1872-)

Publisher

New York Times Company

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Copyright New York Times Company Jan 31, 1903

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PDF

Language

English

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DR MORRILL WYMAN DEAD.
One of the Most Famous Physicians in the United States Passed Away in Cambridge, Aged 90.
Dr Morrill Wyman. AM. LLD. one of the most famous physicians in America, died at his home on Sparks st. Cambridge, yesterday morning. He was 90 years old, and had been ill five days. He leaves a son, Morrill Wyman Jr. and one daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Wolcott. The burial will be in Mt Auburn cemetery.
Morrill Wyman was conceded by his brother practitioners to be one of the most eminent of the physicians of his day. He was born in Chlemsford and was a brother of the late Dr Jeffries Wyman, the great anatomist. Hist father, Dr Rufus Wyman, was a noted scientist also.
Morrill Wyman was graduated from Harvard in 1833 and in 1837 received the degree of MD from the Harvard medical school. Among his classmates was his brother Jeffries. As the brother was famous as an anotomist, so was Morrill as an diagnostician. As a practitioner he had few equals because, as Dr A.P. Clarke of Cambridge put it, no one in his day was more thorough than Dr Wyman in the diagnosis of diseases. He had a peculiar tact and aptness for this.
His power of observation, sad Dr Clarke, was acute, his energy inexhaustible, and his diagnosis thorough. Besides being noted as a thorough practitioner, Dr Wyman also commanded the admiration of his brother physicians as surgeon and anatomist.
In 1846 Dr Wyman published a book entitled "A Treatise on Ventilation": in 1868, "Progress in School Discipline- Corporal Punishment in Public Schools," and in 1872, "Autumnal Catarrh." All these books are highly considered, especially his "Autumnal Catarrh."
Among the societies he belong to were the American academy of Arts and sciences, and the societies for medical improvement of Cambridge and Boston. He was an overseer of Harvard college. He had also been consulting physician in the Massachusetts general hospital, in the Cambridge hospital, in the establishment of which he was especially prominent, and in the Adams nervine asylum, Jamaica Plain.
He was adjunct Hersey professor of theory and practice of medicine at Harvard from 1853 to 1856, and in 1885 was honored by the degree of LLD by his alma mater.
Dr Wyman moved to Cambridge more than 60 years ago, and resided there continually till his death. He never retired from practice, which may be due to the fact that patients of long standing and their families would not permit him. They would have Dr Wyman or no one, and Dr Wyman they had.
The doctor was modest and retiring and seemed to have a great aversion for anything with savored beastfulness.

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New York Times Company, “DR MORRILL WYMAN DEAD.: One of the Most Famous Physicians in the United States Passed Away in Cambridge Aged 90.,” Omeka at Brandeis, accessed August 17, 2017, https://omeka.lts.brandeis.edu/items/show/885.

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