Dana, Israel Thorndike
- Brian C. Lister
Dana, Israel Thorndike (06 June 1827–13 April 1904), physician, was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel Dana, a Congregational pastor, and Henrietta Bridge. The product of a financially secure and learned family, Dana entered a two-year apprenticeship in a Boston counting house at the age of seventeen. In 1847 he began the study of medicine at Harvard, where he took his first, third, and fourth course of lectures and received an M.D. in 1850. His second course of lectures was taken at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. After graduation he studied medicine for two years in Europe, principally in Dublin and Paris....