Journal : The Western Lancet ; vol. xiii.
San Francisco : Jos. Winterburn & Co., 1884.
Description : [1 l.] pl., -146 p. ; ill.: 1 phot. ; 23 cm.
Photograph : cyanotype.
Subject : Skin — Metastatic melanoma ; Paquelin thermocautery.
The cyanotype shows the cauliflower excresence and buds of a virulent nodular melanoma on the body of a 60 year-old male. After a course of anatomical studies supervised by Dr. William A. Douglass (1825-1890) and his graduation from Cooper Medical College, Morse continued his training abroad with Czerny in Heidelberg. His reputation was established by two brilliant operations: the excision of a glioma in the brain of a patient under the care of Dr. Joseph Oakland Hirschfelder (1854-?) — the first time this procedure was attempted in the United States — and, secondly, his successful treatment of aneurism in the abdominal aorta described in a paper titled, Cure of abdominal aneurism by Loreta's method. Morse was only 41 when he died of cerebral hemorrhage.