Di. Fordyce Barker, the eminent physician, who recently died of an apoplectic sixoke, had been in active practice jnst fifty years, having received the degreeof M. D. in Paris in 1841. To most cana he was best known as one of General Grant's physicians, bnt he atteaded many of the leading families of New York. He was also a wxiter and a lecturer, his specialty being obstétrica and ïynecology. He was also a man of fine iterary tastes. When Charles Dickens came to the United States he was Dr. Barker's guest, and the doctor was often entertained by Mr. Dickens at Gad's Hm. Dr. Barker was bom at Wilton, Me., May 2, 1818, being the son of a physician. 'n 1837 he was gradoated at Bowdoin, íhen studied medicine in Boston, KdinDorgh and Paris. He began to pracice at Norwich, Conn., bnt in 1845, when bnt twenty-seven years old, he was made professor of midwifery in 3owdoin Medical college. Since then he ïas been lecturer and consulting physician to varióos colleges, has received ïonors from many colleges and societies, and for nearly forty years has been eminent among the physicians of New York.