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Re: 1918 Obituary for a Death in Malvern
Posted by: Dan Lindley (ID *****8583) Date: September 17, 2011 at 10:27:41
In Reply to: 1918 Obituary for a Death in Malvern by Loretta Layman of 2621

Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa
September 28, 1918

Dr. George Wilds Linn, was born in 1844, received an academic education at Tuscarora Academy, Juniata County, Pa., volunteered during the Civil War in the 107th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, and was with the Federal Army on the evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg, and at the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865. At the close of the war he again entered student life, graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, in 1869, and was assigned the Latin salutatory oration at commencement. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in 1872. He subsequently received the degree of Master of Arts (A.M.)from Dickinson College, and that of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent a year and a half as assistant physician in hospital work in Philadelphia, and then went abroad to pursue special studies in medicine at the Universities of Gottingen and Vienna, where he remained nearly two years, Returning to America, he began the practice of medicine in Philadelphia, and was appointed one of the physicians and lecturers on the staff of the Philadelphia Hospital, a position held for six years, when a long and critical illness (pleuro-pneumonia) disabled him so permanently that he was compelled to relinquish all private and public work indefinitely. He spent several years in Colorado and California, in hope of recuperating, and when in LosAngeles accepted the Professorship of Clinical Medicine in the University of Southern California, but the precarious condition of his health required him, after a year, to forego the greatest pleasure of his life, that of teaching.

In 1878, he married Miss Naomi Anderson Fisher, of Berwyn, who died in 1909, at Malvern where he, too, died on September 26, 1918.

He was a member of the County and State Medical Societies, and of the American Medical Societies,and of the American Medical Association.

As an able and scholarly physician, courteous gentleman and faithful friend he will long be lamented by those who knew him intimately.

At his request the funeral service and cremation of the body will be private.

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