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Philip Syng Physick
Birth: Jul. 7, 1768
Death: Dec. 15, 1837

Physician/Surgeon. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 7, 1768, he was known as, "The Father of American Surgery." He was noted for his work in improving methods for treating fractures, using animal ligatures for sutures that the body then absorbed naturally, and also invented several surgical tools. Physick worked at Pennsylvania Hospital from 1794 to 1816, and at the University of Pennsylvania from 1800 to 1819. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Emlen Physick (1773 - 1820)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Emlen Physick Randolph (1801 - 1873)*
  Susan Dillwyn Physick Conner (1803 - 1857)*
 
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Burial:
Christ Church Burial Ground
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 19, 2003
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Philip Syng Physick
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1800, 20 September ~~ Dr Philip Physick and Betsy Emlen are to be married this evening. -- Source: Genealogical Gleanings from the Journal of Elizabeth Drinker, 1759 to 1807, Page 619 in Pennsylvania Vital Records, Vol I, by the Genealogical Publishin...(Read more)
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