The St. Louis Journals
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
for his modesty and reticence he would long since have held a more generally acknowledged distinction among the masters of that branch of natural history to which he devoted his life. The extensive correspondence which he held with the leading botanists of this country, as well as those of Europe, furnishes abundant testimony of the regard in which he was held as an intelligent and reliable confrere. It is understood that Dr. Robbins rendered valuable service to Professor Gray in his botanical
... y in his botanical researches, especially in the genus Potamogetón ; and in recognition of his aid one of the species first described by Dr. Robbins is named Potamogetón Robbinii. The plants collected by the government exploration of the fortieth parallel were submitted to him for their classification and arrangement. At the time of his decease he was engaged in the examination of a large collection of the flora of California. M. PHILADELPHIA COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY. At the January quarterly meeting, being its thirtieth annual session, the society again unanimously rcëlected Dr Henry H. Smith as its president, a deserved tribute to an efficient and experienced chief officer, who now enters upon his third term of service. The other officers of the society for 1879 are as follows : Vicc-Presidents, Dis. R. Burns and J. H.