At his residence, Saturday morning, Juno 2'lst. 1879. Samuel Martin, M. !>., in the mrd year ol his age.
Doctoi' Martin was no ordinary man, and iuR life in this community has been no ordi¬ nary career. In the prime of his manliood, he came among us in 1834, and was immedi¬ ately recognized as a leading physician by the extensive practice accorded him. He gave hi.s whole mind to the practice of his profes¬ sion, enlisting into his service an excellent library and the leading medical journals ol the day. His patrons soon recognized him as| not only their physician, but their friend. f
The present generation have nc conception^ of the liardbliips of practice at that early dayj The average road of tiuit day would be re¬ garded as impassable now. A strong horse with a saddle were requisite. Day and night, through mud and storm, did Dr. Martin plod his weary v/ay, till uis lorm becamo familiar to all; and he continued to be "the man on horseback" 1 ill laid aside five years ago by paraly4is,
As a teacher of young men, Dr. Martin was earnest, industrious and faithful. At least some of his pupils can recall horse back reci¬ tations of twenty to forty miles In length, in¬ terrupted only by occasional stops to exam¬ ine and prescribe for patients. Seven oi his pupils attended the funeral, four of them (,re idents of this city) beiug pall-bearers.
Dr. Martin was always zealous for the hon¬ or of the profession, and earnest in promoting it8 progress. He took an active part even in advancing the various specialities in medi¬ cine, and was an active member of the Board of Trustees that organized the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, in Cincinnati,
In Dr. Martin w^as lound the happy (X)mbi- ^ nation of a sound and active mind in a heal¬ thy body. He was seldom unfit for active duty, till assailed by the fatal messenger, some five years ago. In the latter years ol his life he manifested patience amid pain, and awaited his deliverance with the hope of thQ Christian. A gentleman, a scholar, a Christian,—he is laid to rest; and a small rnan cannot fill his place. G. W.
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