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Memoir

Cyrenus Garritt Darling
Regent's Proceedings 133

Dr. Darling died at his home in Ann Arbor on April 21, 1933. He was born at Bethel, New York, January 6, 1856, and received the M.D. degree from Michigan in 1881.

In 1890 he joined the faculty of the Medical School (then the Department of Medicine and Surgery) as Assistant to the Professor of Surgery and Clinical Surgery, and in 1891 became also Lecturer on Oral Pathology and Surgery in the College of Dental Surgery.

Thereafter his academic titles were as follows: 1892-1896, Demonstrator of Surgery in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, and Clinical Lecturer on Oral Pathology in the College of Dental Surgery; 1896-1899, Demonstrator of Surgery and Lecturer on Minor Surgery in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, and Clinical Lecturer on Oral Pathology and Surgery in the College of Dental Surgery; 1899-1903, Lecturer on Genito-Urinary Surgery and Minor Surgery and Demonstrator of Surgery in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, and Clinical Lecturer on Oral Pathology in the College of Dental Surgery; 1903-1907, in addition to his other titles, Acting Dean of the College of Dental Surgery; 1904-1905, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Lecturer on Genito-Urinary and Minor Surgery and Demonstrator of Surgery in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, and Lecturer on Oral Pathology and Surgery in the College of Dental Surgery; 1905-1906 (with medical title as before) Professor of Clinical Oral Surgery; 1907-1914, Clinical Professor of Surgery and Demonstrator of Surgery in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, and Clinical Professor of Oral Surgery in the College of Dental Surgery; 1914 -1919, Professor of Surgery and Clinical Surgery in the Medical School, and Professor of Oral Surgery in the College of Dental Surgery.

In 1919 he retired from the Medical faculty, but retained until 1927 his position as Professor of Oral Surgery in the Dental College. Thus for thirty-seven years Dr. Darling had been associated with the staff of the University. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, President of the Michigan State Medical Society in 1926, a contributor to medical periodicals, and nationally known as an authority on oral surgery. Outside of his connection with the University, Dr. Darling in 1911 was instrumental in founding St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, and was its chief of staff until but a short time before his death. In 1894 he was mayor of the City of Ann Arbor.

In view of Dr. Darling's long and honorable service as a member of this University's faculties, his eminence as a surgeon, and the esteem in which he has been held in this community and in the State, I recommend that the preceding sketch of his career be inserted in the Proceedings of the Regents, and that the Regents express to his surviving family their profound sympathy in their bereavement.