Charles Post, M.D.
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Alfred Charles Post
(1806-86) was an American surgeon, born in New York City. He graduated
from Columbia College in 1822 and from the College of Physicians and
Surgeons in 1827, studied in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London
(1827-29), was professor in the Castleton Medical College, Vermont (of
ophthalmic surgery, 1842-44, and of surgery, 1844-51), professor of
surgery in New York University (1851-75), emeritus professor (1875-86),
and president of the medical faculty (1873-86). He was a fellow of the
Academy of Medicine, of which he was president in 1867-68. Post wrote
Observations on the Cure of Stammering (1841). He was an inventor of
several surgical instruments and appliances.
ALFRED CHARLES POST, M. D., LL. D.
Surgeon.—B. in N. Y. City,
1806.—Columbia Coll., 1822, A. B. ; Coll. of Phys. and Surgeons, 1827,
M. D. ; Univ. City of N. Y., 1872, LI,. D.; Pro. sectorto Prof. Surg.
about 1831, and Demr. Anat. from 1831 to 1834 in Coll Phys. and
Surgeons.—Prof. of Ophthalmology, 1843, andofGenl. Surg., 1844, in
Castleton (Vt.) Med. Coll. Prof. Surg. in Med. Dep. Univ. City of N. Y.
from 1851 to 1875, and President of same, 1873- 1886.—Surg. for Ear
Disp. in N. Y. Eye Inf. about 1833-4 ; Attg. Surg. to N. Y. Hosp. from
1836 to 1853. Consult. Surg. to N. Y. Hosp since 1853 ; to St. Lukt's
since foundation, and to Presby. Hosp.—Vice-Pres. of N. Y. Acad. Med. 6
years; Pres 1867-8.—Died of Cystitis, in New
York City, February 7th, 1886.