Medicine: Surgeon's Speech

A distinguished gentleman from New Orleans bearing upon his lip and chin the classic adornments of his profession was called before the Boston Surgical Society last week to receive one more high honor: the Bigelow Medal* for the advancement of surgical knowledge.

The gentleman was Dr. Rudolph Matas, born at Bonnet Carre, near New Orleans. His parents, Spaniards, sent him to Barcelona, Spain, then to Paris, for his early training. Later he studied in Texas, Louisiana, Mexico. His has been a polyglot and cosmopolitan education. In 1880 he began his practice of...

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