Obituaries

Thomas Dwight '66.

Dr. Thomas Dwight '66, Parkman professor of anatomy in the Medical School, died at his summer home at Nahant, September 8. Dr. Dwight had been ill with cancer for some time and had been in a serious condition for two weeks.

Dr. Dwight was graduated from the Medical School in 1867. For two years he studied abroad with eminent specialists, and on his return established himself, as a practicing physician. During 1872 and 1873 he was instructor in comparative anatomy in Harvard, and from 1872 and 1876 he was lecturer and professor of anatomy at Bowdoin College. The period from 1874 to 1883 found him instructor in histology at Harvard, and upon the death of Oliver Wendell Holmes he succeeded him as Parkman professor of anatomy at the Medical School.

For five years from 1873, Dr. Dwight was editor of the Boston Medical Journal and in 1884 he gave a course of lectures at the Lowell Institute on "Mechanism of the Bone and Muscle." He had written much on medical subjects, and was the author of "Anatomy of the Head; the Intracranial Circulation," also numerous papers on human and vertebrate anatomy, which appeared in medical and scientific journals. He was given an LL.D. by Georgetown University in 1889.

During the seventies and eighties, Dr. Dwight served on several boards of public and pauper institutions of Boston, and from 1899 to 1908 he was a trustee of the Boston Public Library.

S. C. Lawrence '55.

General Samuel Crocker Lawrence '55 died at his home in Medford last Sunday evening at the age of 78.

General Lawrence entered the military service while yet a young man, and was commissioned lieutenant in the Massachusetts volunteer militia in 1855. He was made captain the following year, but resigned in 1857 on the occasion of his removal to Chicago. On his return to Medford he was recommissioned captain, in 1858; was commissioned major, 1859, and in 1860, colonel of the 5th regiment of Massachusetts militia, which was one of the first regiments in the country to volunteer for service when the war broke out in 1861. He was the first mayor of the city of Medford.

Gamaliel Bradford '49.

Gamaliel Bradford '49, prominently identified with the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War, died at his home August 21 as the result of being struck by a trolley car in Wellesley Hills.

Mr. Bradford prepared for college in the Boston Schools and was graduated from Harvard in 1849, at the age of ninement as clerk in the banking house of Blake Brothers & Company of Boston. He advanced steadily until 1858, when he was admitted as a partner and remained a member of the concern until 1868 when he retired from active business and devoted himself to the study of political science and the theory and practice of modern popular government, especially in its relation to the United States in Federal, State and municipal affairs.

Thomas Hall '93.

Thomas Hall '93, assistant professor of English, died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where he went on August 7 for treatment for a tumor. An operation was performed from which he failed to rally.

Thomas Hall prepared for College at the Noble and Greenough School Boston and was graduated from Harvard in the class of '93. While studying for his degree of Ph.D. he was asked by the authorities of the College to take up teaching, which he did, and he had been instructor in English ever since.

W. T. Piper '74.