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George C. Shattuck, M.D. 

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Died, at Boston, March 18, of disease of the heart, George C. Shattuck, M. D., in the 71st year of his age. Dr. S. was a native of Templeton, Mass., a graduate of Dartmouth College, and a man of great personal and professional worth. He was a most liberal patron of science. One of his latest donations was for the purpose of establishing a professorship in Harvard University.

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Shattuck, George Cheyne, Junior (1813- 1893).

George Cheyne Shattuck was born in Boston, Massachusetts, July 22, 1813, the son of Dr. George Cheyne and Eliza Cheever Davis Shattuck, and grandson, on his mother's side, of the Hon. Caleb Davis, all of Boston.

His early education was obtained at the Boston Latin School and at the famous " Round Hill School " at Northampton, Massachusetts. It was there, probably, that the interest in educational matters began which led him in later life to found St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. In his early life his love of study was, perhaps, over-stimulated by his father, so that he was inclined to work beyond the strength of a not too rugged constitution. He received his A. B. from Harvard College in 1831, and after spending a year at the Harvard Law School he entered the Harvard Medical School, took his M. D. in 1835 and then went abroad for study. In common with his friends, Bowditch, Stillé and Met- calfe, he was much influenced by the methods, the teaching and personality of Louis, with whom he kept up an intimacy until the letter's death forty years later. Shattuck and Stillé read papers before the Paris Society for Medical Observation, in 1838, that served to mark out the distinction between typhus and typhoid fevers.

On April 9, 1840, having settled to practice in Boston, he married Anne Henrietta Brune of Baltimore.

For nearly twenty years he was a professor in the Harvard Medical School; from 1855 to 1859, professor of clinical medicine, and from 1859 to 1873, professor of the theory and practice of medicine. In 1849 he succeeded Oliver Wendell Hohnes as visiting physician to the Massachusetts General Hospital and served in this capacity for thirty-six years. He was president of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1872 to 1874, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He died March 22, 1893. He was survived by a daughter and two sons, one of the latter being Frederick Cheever Shattuck, who became professor of clinical medicine in the Harvard Medical School, and the other, George Brune Shattuck, the editor of the " Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. ' ' An oil painting of Dr. Shattuck is in the Boston Medical Library. W. L. B.

Shattuck Memorials, Lemuel Shattuck, 1855.

A Brief Sketch of the Life of Dr. George Cheyne Shattuck, by Caleb Davis Bradlee,

(The personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)

 

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American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

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Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

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