Trall, Russell Thacher
- Jane B. Donegan
Trall, Russell Thacher (05 August 1812–23 September 1877), hydropathic physician and health reformer, was born in Vernon, Connecticut. His parents’ names and occupations are unknown. Trall spent his boyhood in western New York, where he worked on a farm before illness led him to seek medical treatment. Dissatisfied with the result and determined to improve his health, Trall studied with a local preceptor and in 1835 received an M.D. after completing a course of medical lectures at Albany Medical College. He married Rebecca (her maiden name and the date of their marriage are unknown); they had one child....