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physician , army officer

James Thacher, American physician, army officer. member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Medical Society.

Background

Thacher, James was born on February 14, 1754 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Content (Norton) Thacher.

Education

M.D. (honorary), Harvard, 1810.

Career

Served with 1st Virginia Regiment, 1778-1779. Took part in ill-fated Penobscot Expedition. Acted as surgeon to select corps of light infantry, 1781.

At siege of Yorktown and surrender of Lord Cornwallis. Retired from army, 1783. Began practice medicine and surgery, 1784.

Kept diary during the American Revolutionary War published under title A Military Journal, 1823, 2d edition., 1826, reprinted as Military Journal, 1854. Wrote The American Medical Biography (1st publication of its kind), 1828. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Medical Society Author: Observations on Hydrophobia, 1812: American Modern Practice, 1817.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Observations on Hydrophobia, 1812: American Modern Practice, 1817.

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Medical Society.

Connections

Married Susannah Hayward, April.

father:
John Thacher

mother:
Content (Norton) Thacher

spouse:
Susannah Hayward