Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Society and the profession at large are again called on to mourn the death ol one of its most dis¬ tinguished and honored members, in the person of Dr. Henry Hodgen Mudd, which sad event occurred at his ho. in this city,'on the 20th inst., in the 56th year of his age. In the death of Dr. Mudd the medical profession suiters the severest loss it has sustained in years. He was one who united in himself many sterling virtues-rare talents in his chosen profession. He had attained to an eminence
... to an eminence reserved to but few. As a man he impressed all who approached him, by his force of character, fearlessness and devotion to the loftiest ideals. His death was largely due to his continuing at his post of duty after his waning physical strength had warned him of approaching danger, so that we may say that he died a martyr to his ideals and to his work. Even more than most physicians, did Dr. Mudd have the power without any conscious effort on his part of winning the esteem and affection of his patients. Few men have been more loved. It is difficult among so many virtues and excellencies to select a few for mention, but if any can be especially singled out they are his indefatigable industry and his honesty of purpose, which knew neither fear, favor nor compromise. The younger members of the profession lose in him an ever ready friend and helper, the older a loyal confrere more ready to cover the faults of others than his own.