Medicine: Great Town Character

Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, 84, last of the four great physicians who headed Johns Hopkins Medical School's original faculty in 1889, died of heart disease last week. A few hours later the wife he married in Danzig in 1889, Laetitia Bredow, died in a coma at the same hospital. One of their nine children, Dr. Edmund Bredow Kelly, now somewhere in the Pacific with Hopkins Base Hospital Unit No. 18, is the only descendant bequeathed to medicine by any of Hopkins' famed Big Four.* His young grandson and namesake was killed in action in Africa...

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