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Isaac Ebenezer Taylor, M.D.  (1812-1889)

 

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Taylor, Isaac E.Isaac E. Taylor, a pioneer obstetrician and gynecologist, was one of the eight children of William and Mary Taylor of Philadelphia, where he was born, April 25, 1812. Educated at Rutgers College, he afterwards took his M. D. at the University of Pennsylvania (1834), settling down to practice in New York, in 1839, with his wife, Eliza Mary, daughter of Stuart Mollau, a merchant of that city.

In 1840 he visited Paris and studied under Cazeaux, and also at Dublin, and on his return to New York, had clinics at the City, Eastern, Northern and Demilt dispensaries, taking a private class of four students in "the diseases of females" at each. Thus were gynecological clinics organized. He will be remembered chiefly for his demonstration of the non-shortening of the cervix uteri during pregnancy, (American Medical Times, June, 1862), in which he anticipated Muller, to whom credit is generally given.

As a literary contributor to the Transactions of the New York State Medical Association, of which he was a founder and ex- president, he did valuable work and also helped forward the cause of medicine by being the founder and lifetime president of the Bellevue Hospital Medical College. Elected physician to Bellevue in 1851, he became chairman of the medical board, and in 1860 drew up the charter which was presented to the legislature, the following year, and passed. In 1839, he, with Dr. James A. Washington, introduced to the medical profession in the New York Dispensary, the hypodermic treatment by morphia. He died in New York, October 30, 1889.

Among his' appointments were president of New York County Medical Society; vice- president and fellow of New York Academy of Medicine; president obstetrical section of the Academy of Medicine; vice-president American Gynecological Society; physician Bellevue Hospital.

His numerous articles included: "Cases of Diseases Peculiar to Females, and Nervous Diseases," 1841 ; ''Rheumatism of the Uterus and Ovaries," 1845; "Labor wiih Anteversion of Uterus in that State," 1856; "Mechanism of Spontaneous Action of Uterine Inversion," 1872. A list is given in the "Transactions New York State Medical Association." 1890, vol. vii.

Amer. Jour. Obstet., N. Y., 1890, vol. xxiii. W.T. Lusk.
Gaillard's Med. Jour., N. Y., 1890, vol. 1. J. Shrady.
Med. and Surg. Reporter, Phila., 1866, vol. xv, p. 355.
Bost. Med. and Surg. Jour., 1889, vol. cxxi, p. 474.

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

 

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