The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, June 24, 1909
There is always much pleasure and honor when one finishes a college course, but there is even more when one receives with one's diploma some marked and special token of excellence, and THOMAS BENTLEY THROCKMORTON, son of DR. T.M THROCKMORTON, not only received his diploma from the Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, but also received a Gold Medal for the best examination on Neurology. MR. THROCKMORTON competed with one hundred and fifty-three others, most of whom were Eastern men and men who had been enrolled in the College for from two to four years; TOM having gone there only last year. The prize is a beautiful one, being about the size of a twenty dollar coin, with a censor of fire entwined about with a serpent, deeply stamped and surrounded by a wreath of flowers. Around the edge of the medal are the words "Jefferson Medical College 1909" in black enameled letters. The opposite side of the medal is smooth and encircling the edge are the words "Best Examination in Neurology" in blue enameled letters (black and blue being the class colors). His name TOM BENTLY THROCKMORTON is engraved across the medal. The prize is very highly appreciated, as it is very few men from the west, who have had the honor of carrying away the medal.
DR. TOM went to Des Moines today and will take the State Board Examination this week after which time he will be at home to help the DRS. THROCKMORTON and THROCKMORTON until along in the winter, when he will leave for Philadelphia to take up his work in the Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for nervous and mental diseases.
He will probably remain in the hospital work for a year or more, as he will come in contact with some of the most eminent surgeons of nervous and mental diseases in the world, and the practical experience he will gain there will be of unlimited value to him later in his practice of Medicine and Surgery.
He also received an appointment from the Maplewood Sanatorium, of Jacksonville, Illinois, where he may spend a part of his time until January 1, 1910 when he will take up the position in Philadelphia.
The young man is to be commended on his excellent work and we can assure him that his many friends rejoice with him in his good fortune. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert July 24, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htm