Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Source type: journal
Document type: obituary
Document title: “Matthew D. Mann, M.D., 1845-1921”
Author(s): Hayd, H. E.
Date of publication: April 1921
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 7
|Hayd, H. E. “Matthew D. Mann, M.D., 1845-1921.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Apr. 1921 v1n7: p. 782.|
|Matthew D. Mann (death); Matthew D. Mann; McKinley physicians.|
|Matthew D. Mann; William McKinley; John G. Milburn; Herman Mynter; Roswell Park.|
The obituary (below) appears in a section of the journal titled “Necrology” (p. 782)
“H. E. Hayd, M.D.” (p. 782).
Matthew D. Mann, M.D., 1845-1921
ONCE more the grim reaper Death has called a distinguished member of our profession
to his reward in the world to come. Matthew D. Mann, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics
and Gynecology in the University of Buffalo, died suddenly at his home on March
3rd of heart failure. He had been about his usual duties in the morning and
had felt unusually well. Dr. Mann had retired from active practice some years
ago but was able to enjoy the medical meetings and the association and activities
of his friends and was busy in the many interests which had occupied much of
his life—philanthropic, civic, and religious.
Dr. Mann was born in Utica in 1845, was graduated from Yale in 1847 and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia, in 1871. He studied in Europe for two years, and on his return opened an office in New York, where he practiced until 1879. He then went to Hartford as a specialist in diseases of women. He served as a clinical lecturer in New York from 1880 to 1882.
In the year 1882 he was called to Buffalo as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Buffalo and served as obstetrician and gynecologist in the Buffalo General Hospital and many of the other hospitals of the city during his active years of practice. He was President of the American Gynecological Society in 1894. Among his works as a writer, besides those which appeared from time to time in medical journals, are his “Manual of Prescription Writing,” which appeared in 1879, and “The American Text Book of Gynecology.”
Dr. Mann was always a vigorous, bold operator with good judgment and resourceful in his methods. Among his most distinguished patients was President McKinley, who was shot during the Pan-American Exposition, held in Buffalo in 1901. Dr. Park, who was the Surgeon-in-Chief of the Exposition, was in Niagara Falls when the shooting occurred and as the condition of the President was so alarming, Mr. John G. Milburn, President of the Pan-American Exposition, sent for Dr. Mann, who in company with Dr. Mynter, operated upon the martyred President.
Dr. Mann celebrated his fiftieth wedding anniversary on November 11, 1919. He is mourned by a wife, four sons and a daughter.