IT is our painful duty this week to record the death of Mr. John Daniel Hill, of 17, Guildford-street, which took place on Wednesday morning last, about 2 o'clock, at his residence. Mr. Hill was surgeon to the Royal Free and Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals, and also to the 1st Middlesex Artillery. He was the son of the Rev. J. H. Hill, rector of Cranoe, was educated at Guy's Hospital, and early showed a great love for surgery. Shortly after passing the College of Surgeons a vacancy occurred at the
... cy occurred at the Royal Free Hospital, and Mr. Hill became house-surgeon. He continued in that position for more than seven years, when he was elected surgeon to the hospital on account of his long and valuable services. He continued his duties and saw his patients up to Wednesday, the 7th inst. On Thursday he complained of being unwell, and shortly afterwards erysipelas appeared. He was attended by Dr. Birkett and Mr. Marshall, in conjunction with Mr. Berry. He rapidly got worse, and sank in spite of all treatment. Perhaps there was not in London a more energetic, hardworking hospital-surgeon than Mr. Hill. He combined, moreover, with these qualities a kindness and geniality, both towards his professional friends and patients, which endeared him to a very large circle of acquaintance. He contributed to several of the journals, his remarks being very valuable in a practical sense. Mr. Hill was in good health, and enjoyed a large practice up to the time of his falling ill. He leaves a widow and one son, an infant. Mr. Hill was in his thirty-eighth year.