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Shippen, William, Jr. (1736–1808)

Rebecca J. Tannenbaum

Yale University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Shippen, William, Jr. An important physician and medical educator in the American Enlightenment, William Shippen, Jr., was born in Philadelphia, the son of Dr William Shippen and Susannah Harrison Shippen. Shippen attended the College...
...Young, George George Young was apprenticed to an Edinburgh surgeon in 1711. In 1719 he qualified and became a member of the Rankenian Club. He practised medicine in Edinburgh until his death; teaching as adjunct Professor of Clinical...

Dale, Thomas (1700–50)

Dave Lawson

The New School, New York City Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Thomas Dale worked in medical, legal, and literary Kirkpatrick, James Full and Clear Reply to Doctor Thomas Dale, A Gentleman's Magazine, The Dale, Thomas “Prologue to the Orphan” Dale, Thomas “Epilogue to the Recruiting Officer” Dale...

Bard, John (1716–99)

Marynita Anderson

Nassau Community College Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Born in Bard, John 1716 in Burlington, New Jersey of French Huguenot origins, John Bard is overshadowed by his son, Samuel Bard, MD, who was the cofounder of College of Physicians and Surgeons (attached to Kings College, now Columbia...

Hosack, David (1769–1835)

Craig Hanyan

Brock University (emeritus) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...David Hosack, physician, was born in New York City. A merchant's son, he obtained a knowledge of Greek and Latin at classical academies in New Jersey. He entered Columbia College in 1786, left it in early 1788, and briefly studied medicine...

Smith, Elihu Hubbard (1771–98)

Bryan Waterman

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...Before he died in New York City's yellow fever epidemic of 1798, the Connecticut-born poet and physician, Elihu Hubbard Smith, edited the first anthology of American poems, cofounded the first American medical journal, and encouraged...
...Bathurst, Ralph Ralph Bathurst was born in Hothorpe, Northamptonshire, one of seventeen children of George Bathurst and Elisabeth Villiers. After receiving his primary schooling in the Free School at Coventry, Bathurst entered Gloucester...

Boylston, Zabdiel (1680–1766)

Robert E. Brown

James Madison University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Zabdiel Boylston Boylston, Zabdiel was a Boston physician who played a key role in the first successful inoculation campaign in colonial America, during the smallpox epidemic of 1721–2. Privately trained by his father in the medical arts...

Redman, John (1722–1808)

Sean Taylor

Minnesota State University Moorhead Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...John Redman holds a special place in the American Enlightenment as one of the first physicians in America to receive a medical degree from a European university. In the early colonial period, physicians learned the art and mystery...

Kuhn, Adam (1741–1817)

Deborah C. Brunton

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...Adam Kuhn was one of the original group of professors at the College of Philadelphia, the first medical school in America, and an active member of the medical and scientific community in the city. He was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania...