Medicine: Dr. Seeger

Dr. Ferdinand Seeger, noted throat specialist, died in New York of pneumonia at the age of 75, closing a career of remarkably able and disinterested service. He was known not only in this country but abroad, and had degrees from 32 medical schools, including his alma mater, Heidelberg. At one time he was decorated by the Czar of Russia for saving the life of one of the Russian Princes; at another, he refused the Democratic nomination for Mayor of New York in order to continue his medical work Although he treated many of the...

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