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George Cheyne Shattuck

George Cheyne Shattuck, American physician, philanthropist. member N.H. Medical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

  • Shattuck, George Cheyne was born on July 17, 1783 in Templeton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Doctor Benjamin and Lucy (Barron) Shattuck.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1803, Bachelor of Medicine, 1806, M.D. (honorary), 1812, honorary Doctor of Laws. 1853; Doctor of Medicine, University Pennsylvania, 1807.

    Career

    • Consulting physician to City of Boston for short period. President Massachusetts Medical Society, 1836-1840. President American Statistical Association, 1845-1851.

      Contributed toward building of astronomical observatory Dartmouth College. Contributed funds to Harvard (endowment now Chattuck Professorship of Pathological Anatomy, Harvard Medical School). Gave grant to Massachusetts Medical Society for foundation of Shattuck lectures.

      Financially assisted John James Audubon with Birds of America, 1827-1838. Founder Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota. Won Boylston medical prize 2 years in succession for essay series published in Boston, 1808.

      Member N.H. Medical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences Author: A Dissertation on the Uncertainty of the Healing Art, 1829.

    Works

    • Author: A Dissertation on the Uncertainty of the Healing Art, 1829.

    Membership

    Member N.H. Medical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Dliza Cheever Davis, October 3, 1811. Married second, Amelia H. Bigelow, August 17, 1835.
    • father: Doctor Benjamin Shattuck
    • mother: Lucy (Barron) Shattuck
    • spouses: Dliza Cheever Davis
    • Amelia H. Bigelow
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    Died March 18, 1854
    (aged 70)
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