Richard McSherry (1863 – 1885)
Received his MD in 1841 from
the University of Pennsylvania.
He was appointed assistant surgeon in
the medical corps of the
on Aug. 21st 1838 and served under
General Taylor in the Second Seminole War, resigning his commission on
April 30th 1840.
McSherry was an assistant surgeon in
from 1843 to 1856 and
cruised around the world on the Frigate
He was professor of materia medica at the University of Maryland from
1862-65, and of the
principles and practice of medicine from 1865-85.
McSherry served as the
Fifth Chairman of the Department of Medicine from 1863 to 1865. He
was also one of the founders and first president of the Baltimore
Academy of Medicine, and president of the Maryland state board of
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)