|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1842|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 1914|
New York, USA
Dr. Amos Lawrence Mason MD
of Boston, died suddenly Jun 5th 1914 at Menands, near Albany New York, having been taken seriously ill with cardiac weakness, while on his way to a fishing camp in Canada, which he frequented for Salmon fishing of which he was very fond. Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Auburn cemetery by his cousin Bishop William Lawrence.
Dr. Mason was born in Salem, Mass., April 20, 1842 and he was the son of Rev. Charles Mason rector of a church in Salem, Mass. His mother was Susannah Lawrence, daughter of Amos Lawrence.
Dr. Mason fitted for college at the Boston Latin School and at the private school of Epes S. Dixwell. He graduated from Harvard in the class of 1863. Being the grandson of eminent jurist Hon. Jeremiah Mason who was at one time United States Senator from New Hampshire.
Dr. Mason entered the Harvard Law School, but continued the study of law only half a year, then devoting himself to belles lettres for a year and a half and traveled to France, Spain, and Italy. He then returned home and entered Harvard Medical School from which he received the degree of M.D. in 1872. After studying a year more in Germany he returned to Boston where he practiced his profession for many years, having also a summer practice in the White Mountains and later at Bar Harbor, Maine.
He was visiting physician to the Channing Home for Incurables and for 20 years manager of the Boston Dispensary. In 1877 he was appointed physician to out-patients, and in 1878 he became visiting physician to the Boston City Hospital to which he gave a quarter century of active zealous service.
Early in his professional career 1876-1881 he was a member of the editorial staff of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal with his classmates, Dr. J Collins, and Warren and George B Shattuck, as assistant and associate editor.
Dr Mason was president of the Suffolk District Medical Society in 1895 and for some time a counselor of The Massachusetts Medical Society. In 1898 he was the president of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement. In 1891 he became a member of the Association of American Physicians, and in 1900 joined the emeritus membership of that society. For 20 years he was a teacher at Harvard University doing his work chiefly in the City Hospital wards, at first as instructor in auscultation, then as assistant professor of clinical medicine, from which he retired in 1899. He continued his duties as visiting physician until 1903. He was then made senior physician virtually an emeritus position, which he held until his death. This gave a total connection with City Hospital for 36 years.
Dr. Mason was married to Louisa Blake Steedman-Mason in 1874 and survived his wife by six years. He left one married daughter Marion Steedman Mason-Wilson and two grand-daughters Marion Mason Wilson and Louisa Steedman Wilson. It was with his daughter Marion that he spent most of his winters at their estate Palmetto Bluff , South Carolina and spending his summers at York Harbor, Maine. and he was a member of the Massachusetts's Colonial Wars.
Besides writing a large number of medical papers which appeared in various medical journals, Dr. Mason also published "The Memoirs and Correspondence of Charles Steedman" his father-in-law Rear Admiral USN 1811-1890.
For 25 years Dr. Mason passed through his hospital wards daily during the period of his annual service. Few men have left there a stronger more lasting impression. His good health and conscientiousness contributed to make his daily hospital visits prompt, unfailing and unhurried. He made it a rule to give his personal attention daily to every patient.
Charles Mason (1813 - 1862)
Susannah Lawrence Mason (1817 - 1844)
Louisa Blake Steedman Mason (1852 - 1908)*
Marion Steedman Mason Wilson (1875 - 1970)*
Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 03, 2011
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May GOD Bless you and your families as you so have blessed these UNITED STATES of North America ! Thank you for your being and your service!|
Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added: Apr. 25, 2013
Dr Amos Lawrence Mason, if you could only see how far medical care has come since you passed. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Nov. 3, 2011