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J.M.T. FINNEY. Signature: "With kind regards & best/wishes/J.M.T. Finney", 4¾x4 card. Ink slightly smudged at the "M". Stray ink mark at lower right corner. Covered in plastic taped to back of cardboard. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by newspaper photograph, unsigned. B/w, 3¾x5¾, affixed to 4¼x6¼ cardboard (two surfaces). Name imprinted at lower margin. ½-inch tear at lower right margin, which has minor paper loss (touching suit). Tape remnant and stain at upper portion. Minor glue stain at lower left margin of front. Overall, fine condition. With newspaper article, unsigned, relating to Finney receiving an honorary degree of doctor of laws at the commencement exercises at Harvard University. Affixed to cardboard of slightly larger size. Glue stains at upper and lower blank margins and on verso (no show through). J.M.T. Finney, a graduate of the Harvard Medical School, was a Professor of Clinical Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and he also practiced there and in a surgical practice with his father. During WWI, he had served with the American Expeditionary Forces and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the French Legion of Honor and Belgium's L'Ordre de la Couronne. Finney, who was the first President of the American College of Surgeons, published his autobiography, A Surgeon's Life: The Autobiography of J.M.T. Finney, in 1940. Three items.

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