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Samuel Jackson, Philadelphia
physician and educator, was born on 22 March 1787. He was the son of
David Jackson, a physician and pharmacist. Jackson married circa 1832.
He died on
5 April 1872.
Jackson received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1808.
He studied under James Hutchinson and Caspar Wistar. From 1809 to
1815, Jackson ran the family pharmaceutical business. He was
president of the Philadelphia Board of Health during the 1820 yellow
fever outbreak. In 1821, he became a founder and trustee of the
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and taught materia medica and pharmacy
at the college from 1821 to 1827.
From 1827 to 1835, Jackson assisted Nathaniel Chapman in the teaching of
physiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Jackson himself held the
professorship of the institutes of medicine at the university from 1835
to 1863. He also taught at Philadelphia Hospital.
Samuel Jackson became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of
Philadelphia in 1848. He was also a member of the American Medical
Association, the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, and the
Philadelphia Medical Society.
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)