An Overworked Theory

1903 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Governor Andrew to the rank of brigadier-general. All through the Civil War the responsibility for providing proper medical officers for the Massachusetts regiments, the general supervision of all matters relating to the medical staff, the care of the invalided sick and wounded fell upon General Dale. For many years after the. war he had charge of the distribution of state aid and of invalided soldiers He was an admirable organizer and a firstrate executive, and his duties were discharged with
more » ... re discharged with great credit to himself and great advantage to the state, and at the same time with a sympathetic regard for those dependent upon his decisions. An increasing deafness prevented private practice, and gradually interfered with the discharge of his public duties. He resigned his office in 1876, and presently withdrew to the family estate, a farm of about one hundred acres, in North Andover, which had descended in the Johnson family from the original Indian grant in 1636. Dr. Dale was a handsome man, of large stature and fine presence,-such an one as would anywhere attract attention. He outlived all his family. His only surviving son, W. J. Dale, Jr.,
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