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Atlee, John Light (02 November 1799–01 October 1885), physician and surgeon, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the son of Colonel William Pitt Atlee and Sarah Light. With the exception of the winter of 1813–1814, when he attended Gray and Wylie’s Academy in Philadelphia, he received his early schooling in Lancaster. In 1815 he began the study of medicine under Samuel Humes, continuing there while attending the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania; he received his M.D. in 1820. He returned to Lancaster to establish himself in practice and remained there for the rest of his life. In 1822 he married Sarah Howell Franklin, daughter of Judge Walter Franklin of Lancaster County; they had three children....

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Atlee, Washington Lemuel (22 February 1808–06 September 1878), physician and surgeon, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the son of Colonel William Pitt Atlee and Sarah Light. After an unsuccessful apprenticeship in a dry-goods store, he went at age sixteen to study medicine with his brother, ...

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Bayley, Richard (1745–17 August 1801), physician and surgeon, was born in Fairfield, Connecticut. Little is known about his parents except that his mother was French, and his father was English. Indeed, it appears that little was known even to Bayley’s contemporaries. What is certain about Bayley is that he was an ambitious and innovative physician. After an early education that included French and the classics, he took an apprenticeship with the prestigious and fashionable New York physician John Charlton in 1766. Bayley studied with Charlton for three years; during that time he successfully courted and married his preceptor’s sister. They had children, but the precise number is uncertain. After completing his apprenticeship, Bayley wanted to put further polish on his medical education and in 1769 sailed to London to study with ...

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Craik, James (1730–06 February 1814), physician and military surgeon, was born on his father’s estate near Dumfries, Scotland, the son of Robert Craik, a member of the British Parliament; the name of his mother is unknown. Little information about his early life is available. Although his parents were apparently not married, he was acknowledged by his father, who assumed responsibility for his education. After studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, he joined the British army as a surgeon. Shortly after being sent to the West Indies, he resigned his position and sailed for Virginia in 1751. After a short period in the Norfolk area, he moved to Winchester, Virginia....

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Hertzler, Arthur Emanuel (25 July 1870–12 September 1946), physician, surgeon, and pathologist, was born in the Mennonite community of West Point, Iowa, the son of Daniel Hertzler, a farmer, and Hannah Krehbiel, the first Mennonite child born west of the Mississippi River. Hertzler’s parents grew to hold divergent religious beliefs, separating their family, according to Hertzler, “as completely broken as it would have been by divorce,” and leaving Hertzler a lifelong skeptic about organized religion....

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Hutchinson, James (29 January 1752–06 September 1793), physician and surgeon, was born in Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Randall Hutchinson, a farmer and stonemason, and Catherine Rickey. Both parents were plain country Friends (Quakers). Apprenticed at fifteen to the druggists Moses and Isaac Bartram, young Hutchinson in 1771 became the pupil of Cadwalader Evans, a Philadelphia physician. He served as apothecary of the Pennsylvania Hospital (1773–1775) and earned a bachelor of medicine degree from the College of Philadelphia in 1774. He spent a year (1775–1776) in London, where, encouraged by John Fothergill to prepare particularly for surgery, he became a pupil of Percivall Pott at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and attended the lectures and dissections of William Hunter and John Hunter. He returned home via France in March 1777, carrying dispatches from ...

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Jeffries, John (05 February 1745–16 September 1819), physician, surgeon, and the first American to fly, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of David Jeffries, Boston’s treasurer for more than thirty years, and Sarah Jaffrey. Jeffries was named for a wealthy uncle who arranged for his early education. He entered Harvard College in 1759, receiving his master of arts with honors in 1763. He studied medicine with ...

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Jones, John (10 May 1729–23 June 1791), physician and surgeon, was born in Jamaica, Long Island, New York, the son of Quaker parents, Evan Jones, a physician, and Mary Stephenson. He studied medicine, first with his father, then with his cousin Thomas Cadwalader...

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Long, Crawford Williamson (01 November 1815–16 June 1878), physician, surgeon, and pioneer anesthesiologist, was born in Danielsville, Georgia, the son of James Long and Elizabeth Ware. Long’s father, a prosperous and public-spirited planter and merchant who was clerk of the local court and a member of the Georgia Senate, named his son in honor of his friend ...

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McDowell, Ephraim (11 November 1771–25 June 1830), surgeon and general medical practitioner, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the son of Samuel McDowell, a jurist, and Mary McClung. McDowell was educated informally by his family members (he had eight older siblings) and by tutors after the family moved to Danville in the Kentucky Territory in 1782. In 1790 McDowell returned to Staunton, Virginia, to join the household of Dr. Alexander Humphreys, where he apprenticed for three years. Humphreys, an Edinburgh University graduate, stressed the importance of anatomical experience for his apprentices....

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Randolph, Jacob (25 November 1796–29 February 1848), physician and surgeon, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Edward Fitz-Randolph, a merchant, and Anna Julianna Slict. His father, a revolutionary war veteran, was descended from an ancestor of the same name who emigrated from England to America in 1630. Fitz was dropped early in Jacob’s father’s life, and the family name became Randolph....

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Warren, John Collins (04 May 1842–03 November 1927), physician and surgeon, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Jonathan Mason Warren, also a and Annie Crowninshield. Warren was the namesake and grandson of John Collins Warren (1778–1856), who on 16 October 1846 first publicly demonstrated ether anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital....