Dr. Joseph D. Bryant, President-elect of the American Medical Association, was born in East Troy, Wis., March, 1845, and was graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1868. He has held many important positions, and is now professor of principles and practice of surgery, operative and clinical surgery at the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York; visiting surgeon to St. Vincent's and Bellevue hospitals, etc. He has long held a high position both as an operator and as an authority on surgical subjects. His "Operative Surgery" took front rank as a standard text-book as soon as it was published, and has become more of a favorite with each edition. His miscellaneous contributions have been many and varied, and always of the highest order.
But it is not alone as a surgeon, or as a writer, but for what he has accomplished in a broader way for his