Professor H. L. Burrell M.'79, John Homans professor of surgery, died Tuesday at his home in Boston, after a long illness. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 o'clock.
Professor Burrell was born on April 27, 1856, at Boston, and graduated from the Medical School in 1879. During the Spanish-American War, he was surgeon-general of the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Society, and commanded the hospital ship "Bay State." In 1899, he was elected president of the Massachusetts Branch of the American Red Cross Society, a position which he held up to the time of his death, and in 1903, was elected president of the American Medical Association.
At the time of his death he was senior surgeon of the Boston City Hospital, surgeon to the Children's Hospital, and consulting surgeon to the Carney Hospital.