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1898, Green Level; Wake County, H. V. Scarborough, 1903, in
Macon County; R. D. Marsh, 1904, Mecklenburg County. One, R. L.
Paschal, 1891, who left the State soon after graduation for Texas, had
part in organizing Simmons College, Abilene, but in a year or two
began a service of forty-five years in the public schools of Fort
Worth, where he long served as principal of the Senior high school of
that city, which sends more students to the colleges than any other
high school in the South, and which is now named for him, "The R. L.
Paschal High School."
Some thirty of the six hundred graduates of this period became
physicians, and more than one hundred became lawyers. The
establishment of the School of Law in 1894 soon had a pronounced
effect in increasing the number of students who chose law as a
profession, and the establishment of the School of Medicine likewise,
in 1902, was soon adding to the proportion of the graduates who
became physicians.
Of the physicians who attained more than ordinary distinction was
R. H. Whitehead of the class of 1885. He became a teacher of
medicine teaching both in the University of North Carolina and at the
University of Virginia, and was a recognized authority on the
anatomy of the brain, and the author of a textbook on that subject
much used in schools of medicine. Dr. Hubert A. Royster, graduating
in 1891, attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
and showed extraordinary ability in his studies. Returning to his
native city of Raleigh he soon took his place in the front rank of the
physicians of the State. His skill as a surgeon brought him distinction.
He has had a large part in providing hospital facilities for the city of
Raleigh. For some years, 1902-08, he was dean and professor of
Gynecology in the Medical Department of the University of North
Carolina, and later was added to the staff of the Wake Forest School
of Medicine as professor of Surgery. He has been productive also
with his pen both on medical subjects and those of a more general
interest, his best known volumes being Appendicitis, 1927, and
Medical Manners and Morals, 1937. W. T. Carstarphen, 1897; J. B.
Powers, 1899, and T. D. Kitchin, 1905, have served on the
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