Frederick Peterson

Frederick Peterson was an American neurologist and writer. In the world of American song, he is known for his text "The Sweetest Flower," which was set by James Hotchkiss Rogers as the popular song "At Parting."

Photo: Frederick Peterson, 1920s, Images from the History of Medicine (NLM), public domain

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Born in Minnesota, Peterson studied at the University of Buffalo and at universities throughout Europe.

He published works of medical theory as well as poetry and served as the editor of several different medical journals.

–Christie Finn

Source: Wikipedia

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Composer(s): James H. Rogers

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