John Strahan

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Extra-Uterine Pregnancy (Classic Reprint)

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John Strahan
   - The Diagnosis and Treatment of Extra-Uterine Pregnancy (Classic Reprint)

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Gentlemen:

We, the members of the William F. Jenks Prize Committee, appointed by the President of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, to examine the essays submitted in competition for the prize of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) offered under the provisions of the Deed of Trust executed by Mrs. William F. Jenks, herewith present our report.

We have received and carefully examined seven (7) essays upon the subject selected, viz: "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Extra-Uterine Pregnancy," and after a close comparison of their respective merits, we have unanimously awarded the prize to the essay which bore the following motto upon its title page: "The resources of surgery are rarely successful when practised on the dying."

On opening the envelope which accompanied this essay, and bore the same motto, we found that the author was John Strahan, M.D., M.Ch., M.A.O., Royal University Ireland, 247 North Queen Street, Belfast, Ireland, who is therefore entitled to the prize.

In conclusion, we desire to compliment the author upon the remarkable excellence of this essay - which will long be memorable in the records of the College for having received the first award under the above-mentioned Deed of Trust - and we also wish to express our thanks to the giver of the fund which has been instrumental in producing this very valuable contribution to the literature of our profession.

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