John Kearsley MitchellJohn Kearsley Mitchell (May 12, 1798 – April 4, 1858) was an American physician and writer, born in Shepherdstown, Virginia (present-day West Virginia). Orphaned at the age of eight, and sent to his late father's family in Scotland at the age of thirteen, Kearsley was educated at Ayr Academy and the University of Edinburgh.
He returned to the United States in 1814, and began studying medicine under Dr. Samuel Powel Griffitts (apprenticeship was a common method of medical education in this period) before enrolling at an institution for his medical education. [https://archive.org/details/62750510R.nlm.nih.gov] He graduated from the Medical College of the University of Pennsylvania in 1819. Before he went to Philadelphia to practice his profession, he made three voyages to the Far East as ship's surgeon.
In 1826 he became professor of medicine and physiology at the Philadelphia Medical Institute and in 1833 professor of chemistry at the Franklin Institute. From 1841-58, he was professor of the theory and practice of medicine at Jefferson Medical College.
He was also the father of American physician and writer Silas Weir Mitchell (February 15, 1829 – January 4, 1914). Provided by Wikipedia
Introductory lecture to the course of the practice of medicine, delivered in Jefferson Medical College, October 16th, 1849
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