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Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852



  • Existence: 1785 - 1852

Daniel Drake (October 20, 1785 – November 5, 1852) was a pioneering American physician and prolific writer. Drake studied under William Goforth in Cincinnati from 1800 to 1805, and received the first medical diploma west of the Allegheny Mountains. Daniel graduated from the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania and established a medical practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1807. He mainly worked on the field of medicine but also advocated social reforms and contributed to geology, botany, and meteorology, and medical geology. He is considered a relevant figure in the history of medicine in the United States.

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John White Webster letter

Mss 821175
Identifier: Mss 821175
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