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JAMA. 1895;XXIV(12):453. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430120031010.
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Wilmore, Cambria Co., Pa., March 19, 1895.

To the Editor:  —Can any of the readers of the Journal inform me of the name of the town in the State of Maine where Professor Usher Parsons was born (he being the first Vice-President of the American Medical Association), and if he was a descendant from Joseph (4th) Parsons and Elizabeth (Usher) Parsons, of Braintree, Mass?There have been many of the Parsons family who have received the given name of Usher. Perhaps the youngest may be Dr. Usher Irving Parsons, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, who is now Professor of Physiology in the medical school of that city.And can any one inform me about Dr. Hall Jackson, of Portsmouth, N. H., who must have been in practice during the latter part of the last century?Irving C. Blaisdell, M.D.

Answer:  —Dr. Usher Parsons was born in Alfred, York County, Maine, in


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