- Barbara A. Van Brimmer
Beach, Wooster (1794–28 January 1868), physician, was born in Trumbull, Connecticut, the son of Lewis Beach. His father was of English descent and his mother’s name is unknown. Beach received a scant education in a rural school. As a young man, he developed a zealous interest in reforming religious and medical practices of the time. He particularly distrusted current medical practices and was familiar with the criticisms of physicians such as ...