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Godding, William Whitney, 1831-1899

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1831 - 1899

William Whitney Godding was a physician considered a leading authority on mental illness. In 1882 he published the book "Two Hard: Sketches from a Physician's Portfolio," which included a psychological profile of President James Garfield's assassin Charles Guiteau.

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Eulogy at the Burial of the Mathematics

Mss 852940.6
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 852940.6
Overview Mock eulogy written for a 19th century Dartmouth College sophomore class tradition of staging a funeral for the end of the prescribed mathematics course. The tradition involved a funeral march, orations as well as burial or burning of mathematics text books.