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McDowell, Joseph Nash (1805-1868), anatomist and teacher  

Stanley L. Block

McDowell, Joseph Nash (01 April 1805–25 September 1868), anatomist and teacher, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of John McDowell and Lucy LeGrand or Lagrand. McDowell began his medical studies at the medical department of Transylvania University in Lexington, the first medical school west of the Allegheny Mountains, and graduated in 1825. Following graduation, his connection with his uncle, ...


Smith, Alban Gilpin (1795-1861), physician and medical educator  

Eugene H. Conner

Smith, Alban Gilpin (22 March 1795–05 August 1861), physician and medical educator, was born near Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Samuel Smith and Lydia Gilpin. Little is known of his parents, who, after brief residencies elsewhere, from 1797 permanently resided in Philadelphia.

Smith’s formal schooling was obtained at Westtown, Pennsylvania, from January 1809 until April 1810. This precluded his being present at Dr. ...


Souchon, Edmond (1841-1924), anatomist, surgeon, and public health educator  

John Duffy

Souchon, Edmond (01 December 1841–05 August 1924), anatomist, surgeon, and public health educator, was born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, the son of Eugene Souchon, a surgeon-dentist, and Caroline Pettit, both natives of France. His early education was acquired in private schools in St. Martinville, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, except for a brief period when he attended a public school in New Orleans because of his father’s ill health. Souchon later took pride in relating how he had to sell newspapers during this period to help the family finances....