Jacques Mathieu Delpech, a French surgeon, born in Toulouse about 1775, murdered in Montpellier, Oct. 29, 1832. In 1793 he joined the army of the Pyrenees as an assistant in the medical corps, and after five years' service returned to Toulouse, where he was attached to the surgical service of the hospital St. Jacques. He finished his education at the medical school of Montpellier in 1802, and soon after took up his residence in Paris, where he acted as surgical assistant to Baron Boyer. In 1812 he was appointed professor of clinical surgery at the school of Montpellier, where he continued for the remainder of his life. He was assassinated in the street by a man who immediately afterward committed suicide, and whose motive was never certainly known. Delpech was distinguished alike for skill as a practitioner, especially in the treatment of deformities, eloquence and clearness as a lecturer, and generosity. His most important works were: Reflexions sur la cause de l'anevrysme spontane (Paris, 1813); Memoire sur la complication des plaies et des ulceres connue sous le nom de pourriture d^hopital (1815); Precis elementaires des maladies re-putees chirurgicales (3 vols. 8vo, 1816); Chi-rurgie clinique de Montpellier (2 vols., 1823-'8); De l'orthomorphie par rapport d l'espece humaine (2 vols., 1828-'9); and Memorial des hopitaux du Midi et de la clinique de Montpellier (a monthly journal, 1829-'31).