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Appleton, Moseslocked

(17 March 1773–05 May 1849)
  • Paul G. Dyment

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Appleton, Moses (17 March 1773–05 May 1849), physician, was born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, the son of Isaac Appleton and Mary Adams. Nothing is known of his early life except that he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in 1791. He then taught school in Medford, Massachusetts, until 1793 when he entered Harvard Medical School. Appleton graduated after two years with a B.M. (the only medical degree awarded by Harvard at that time), and following a preceptorship with Dr. ...

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