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1900 Excerpt: ...were there. The few tender parting words which he
had yet to speak, he spoke. And to the servants who had gathered
grieving round him, he said, 'While I have breath, let me thank you
all for your kindness and attention to me.' Next, to his doctor,
who quickly entered--his neighbour and old pupil, Mr. Carter--he
significantly, and pointing to the region of his heart,
said--'congestion.' After which, he in silence set his finger to
his wrist, and visibly noted to himself the successive feeble
pulses which were but just between him and death. Presently he
said--'stopped.' And this was the very end. It was as if even to
die were an act of his own grand selfgovernment. For at once, with
the warning word still scarce beyond his lips, suddenly the stately
head drooped aside, passive and defunct, for ever. And then, to the
loving eyes that watched him, 'his face was again all young and
beautiful.' The bodily heart, it is true, had become mere pulseless
clay; broken was the pitcher at the fountain, broken at the cistern
the wheel; but, for yet a moment amid the nightfall, the pure
spiritual life could be discerned, moulding for the last time into
conformity with itself the features which thenceforth were for the
tomb." JAMES MONCRIEFF ARNOTT, 1794-188 5. President, 1850, 1859.
James Moncrieff Arnott was born at Chapel, near Ladybank, Fife, in
1794. Educated at the High School, and University, of Edinburgh, he
began his medical studies in the Scottish capital, and continued
them in London, Vienna, and in Paris under Dupuytren. He was one of
the founders of the Medical School of the Middlesex Hospital, and
for many years was Surgeon there and at the North London. He
afterwards occupied the chairs of Surgery at King's and University
Colleges. He became a Member of...
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