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When he observed that the majority of people in the Province owned a horse and carriage, he judged that the country must be prosperous and a good one to settle in. He soon acquired a very extensive practice and was widely sought as a consultant. He was an excellent surgeon, fertile in resource and prompt in action. In dress he was careless, in manner brusque, in speech caustic, but still he was very popular and greatly respected. His knowledge of anatomy was both extensive and accurate, and he was a good teacher and a favorite pre- ceptor. His favorite studies, outside of professional subjects, were history and metaphysics.

He married a Miss Crowe, of Truro, and had three sons and two daughters, and two of his sons adopted medicine as a profession. In 1875 he died in Truro.

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Muir, William Scott (1853-1902).

William Scott Muir, third son of Dr. Samuel Allan Muir, was born at Truro, Nova Scotia, in 1853, and died there in 1902.

After a good education in the public schools of Truro, he began to study medi- cine with his father, and continued under the medical faculty of Dalhousie College, HaUfax, from which he gradu- ated M. D. and C. M. in 1874. After filling the position of house surgeon at the Provincial and City Hospital, Halifax, and a brief period of practice at Shel- burne, Nova Scotia, he went to Edin- burgh, where he subsequently took his L. R. C. S. and L. R. C. P.

Returning from Edinburgh to Truro in 1877, he soon acquired an ever-increasing practice. He had one of the best Ubra- ries in the Province, and kept well abreast with medical progress. No notice of his career would be at all com- plete without reference to his work for the Medical Society of Nova Scotia, for under his skillful guidance its active membership more than quadrupled. He also found time to contribute frequently to the medical press, and some of his


communications were of unusual inter- est. The following are the titles of some of his papers published in the " Maritime Medical News," Hahfax:

" Cocaine, Its Use and Abuses;" "Frac- ture of Patella;" "Notes on Midwifery Cases;" "Therapeutics," an address before the Canadian Medical Association; "Thrombosis of the Vulva;" "Tubercu- losis of the Arm Cured by an Attack of Erysipelas;" "Infectious Pneumonia;" "Typhoid Fever;" "Presidential Ad- dresses" before the Colchester Medical Society, and before the Maritime Medical Association.

He married Catherine, daughter of Walter Lawson, C. E., of Scotland, and had one son, who graduated M. D. and C. M. in 1906.

He was a member of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia; a member of the Maritime Medical Association, and its president in 1901; vice-president of the Canadian Medical Association in 1890; a fellow of the New York State Medical Society. D. A. C.

Munde, Paul Fortunatus (1846-1902).

This foreigner, who took root on Ameri- can soil and dying left behind a record of fine gynecological and obstetrical work both practical and literary, was a native of Dresden where he was born on Septem- ber 7, 1846, the son of Dr. Charles and Bertha Von Horneman, daughter of a councillor to the King of Saxony. The elder Mund6, becoming involved in the revolution of 1848, came to the States with his wife and three-year-old boy, and settled in Florence, Massachusetts, and opened a sanatorium. The son went to the famous Boston Latin School, after- wards entering the medical side at Yale University. In 1864 he secured a place as acting medical cadet in the Union Army and began a career which led to his taking part in three most important wars.

After six months' service he studied medicine again, this time at Harvard and graduated with high honors in 1866. The succeeding seven years he spent in