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Dr. Hess, Medical Scholar, Dies at the Age of 58

Dr. Alfred Fabian Hess, eminent pediatrician and winner of the John Scott medal for studies on the operative influence of light on rickets, which was a cure for the disease, died suddenly Tuesday night at the age of fifty-eight.

Long a patron of the Home for Hebrew Infants and chairman of its medical board, Dr. Hess was the husband of the former Miss Sara Straus, sister of Jesse Isidor Straus, U. S. Ambassador to France. He studied at Harvard and Columbia Medical School.