15 June 2011
17 March 1905
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DOCTORS MOURN AT CRAIG'S BIER
Impressive Funeral Services on Body of Dr. Albert B. Craig, Who Gave Life for Friend.
Borne to his last resting place by brother physicians who had loved him during life, the remains of Dr. Albert B. Craig were yesterday afternoon interred in Newton Cemetery. Brief but touching were the services over the body of the man who died last Monday in Philadelphia, a victim of cerebro spinal meningitis, contracted while attending a friend suffering from the same disease.
Rev. Franklin S. Hatch, acting pastor of Eliot Congretional Church, officiated, and he referred in impressive terms to the untimely death of the young hero, of his full consciousness of the risk he ran when he was summoned to the bedside of his friend, Benjamin S. Park, and of how, his sympathies aroused by the absence of all friends and the serious condition of the patient, he freely gave his life in the line of duty. Upon the outset of his symptoms he diagnosed hos own case, bravely set his affairs in order, and prepared his bride of but five months for the probable end. His last words were: "I am neither ashamed nor afraid to die."
The pall-bearers were Dr. W. J. Rowe, Dr. Charles S. Barnes and Dr. Byer of Philadelphia, Dr. Charles L. Pearson of Newton and Danforth Cummings of Cambridge. The American Medical Journal, of which Dr. Craig was sub-editor, was represented by Mrs. Dr. G. C. C. Howard, the managing editor.