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date: 14 July 2020

Price, Josephlocked

(01 January 1853–08 June 1911)
  • W. Robert Penman


Price, Joseph (01 January 1853–08 June 1911), surgeon and obstetrician, was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, the son of Joshua Price and Feby Moore, successful farmers. Price obtained his early education at the Fort Edward Collegiate Institute of New York. He entered Union College in Albany, New York, in 1871 but dropped out in 1872 to join the Engineering Corps of the New York Central Railroad. After his tenure at the New York Central Railroad in 1875, he attended the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with an M.D. in 1877. Following graduation he made three transatlantic voyages as ship’s surgeon to Antwerp, Belgium, and Liverpool, England, from Philadelphia. Upon his return in 1878 he practiced at the Philadelphia Dispensary at 127 S. Fifth Street....

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