Nathaniel Potter, M.D.
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physician, born in Carolina county, Maryland, in 1770; died in
Baltimore, Maryland, 2 January, 1843. He was graduated at the medical
department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1796, and settled in
Baltimore, where he practiced until his death. In 1807 he was associated
with Dr. John B. Davidge and others in founding the College of medicine
of Maryland, which in 1812 became the medical department of the
University of Maryland, and he was its professor of the theory and
practice of medicine until his death, and its dean in 1814. Dr. Potter
was physician to the Baltimore general dispensary in 1803, and secretary
of the medical and chirurgical faculty in 1802-'9.
He was a collaborator
of the "American Journal of the Medical Sciences," in 1811 edited the "
Baltimore Medical and Philosophical Lyceum," a quarterly periodical, and
in 1839-'43 was co-editor of the " Maryland Medical and Surgical
Journal." Besides numerous medical papers, he issued "Medical Properties
and Deleterious Qualities of Arsenic" (Baltimore, 1805) ; "A Memoir on
Contagion, more especially as it respects the Yellow Fever" (1818) ; and
"On the Locusta Septentrionalis" (1839); and he edited, with notes,
critical , rod explanatory, John Armstrong's "Practical Illustrations of
the Typhus Fever" (Baltimore, 1821), also, with Samuel Calhoun, two
editions of George Gregory's " Elements of Theory and Practice of
Medicine" (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1826-'9).
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