Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1780-05-28
Death 1853-07-01

Biographical notes:

Philadelphia physician.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John Wakefield Francis, 1831 Oct. [no day]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489378

Nathaniel Chapman was born at Summer Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia in 1780. After serving aprenticeships with John Weems of Georgetown and Dick of Alexandria, Chapman began his formal studies under Benjamin Rush at the University of Pennsylvania in 1797. He graduated with honors in 1801. After a brief academic tour of Great Britain, Chapman returned to Philadelphia in 1804. Following the death of Benjamin Rush in 1813, the University reorganized its faculty and curriculum and appointed Chapman professor of materia medica. Considered an outstanding physician, he served as the American Medical Association's first president. He died in 1853.

From the description of Lectures, 1817. (University of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 145429659

American physician. Chapman was the private pupil of Dr. Benjamin Rush. He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1801, where he later became professor of the Institutes and Practice of Medicine. In 1817 he founded the Medical Institute of Philadelphia,the first post-graduate medical school in the United States. Chapman waselected the first president of the American Medical Association by acclamation. He was president of the American Philosophical Society from 1846 until his death. He was married in 1808 to Rebecca Biddle, daughter of Col. Clement Biddle.

From the description of Collection of lecture notes, 1813-1833. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63643087

Nathaniel Chapman was an 1801 graduate of the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, furthering his medical studies in Edinburgh before settling in Philadelphia in 1804. Chapman is best known as a medical teacher, editor, and professional advocate. He became editor of the Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences in 1820. From 1810 on he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as professor of materia medica and professor of the theory and practice of medicine and clinical medicine. In 1817 Chapman founded the Medical Institute of Philadelphia, considered the first medical post-graduate school in the United States. The principle publications of Chapman's career are based on his lectures, such as his A Compendium of Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Medicine (1846). Among his other accomplishments, Chapman was elected the first president of the American Medical Association in 1847. Chapman was also a Fellow of the College of Physicians, elected in 1807.

From the description of Chapman's lecturs [sic], [after 1810]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122523666

From the description of Hydrophobia, [after 1828]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122488934

From the description of Notes from the lectures of Nat. Chapman, M.D., professor of the materia medica in the University of Pennsylvania, 1815-1816. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122632924

From the description of Tic douloureaux, neuralgia, nerve ache, &c., [between 1828 and 1834?]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122380192

From the description of Lectures on the practice of medecine [sic] by Nathaniel Chapman, University of Pennsylvania, [after 1813]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122523870

From the description of Dr. Chapman's notes, [between 1810 and 1830?]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122689586

From the description of Apoplexia, or apoplexy, [between 1837-1853]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122579302

Nathaniel Chapman was a renowned Philadelphia doctor who practiced for nearly fifty years and taught for nearly forty years at the University of Pennsylvania. Eugene Jobs was from New Jersey and graduated from medical school in 1844.

From the description of Notes upon Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, proffessor [sic] of practice in the University of Pennsylvania / taken by E.J. 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 49320940

Physician and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Nathaniel Chapman papers, 1826-1829 and undated, [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35005005

Nathaniel Chapman was a Philadelphia physician.

From the description of Receipt book, 1820-1834. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122584972



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Subjects:

  • Fever
  • Commonplace-books
  • Phytotherapy--Lecture Notes
  • Rabies
  • Neuralgia
  • Medicine--Practice
  • Medicine, Traditional--Lecture notes
  • Paralysis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Rheumatism
  • Finance, personal
  • Pharmacologic Actions--Lecture Notes
  • Medicine--Study and teaching
  • Physiognomy
  • Edema
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Medicine--Study and teaching--19th century
  • Therapeutics--Lecture Notes
  • Pathology
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Pathology--18th century
  • Medicine--Practice--19th century
  • Myelitis
  • Materia medica
  • Scrofula
  • Tetanus
  • Spinal cord--Diseases
  • Diagnosis--Lecture notes
  • Obstetrics--Lectures
  • Plants, Medicinal--Lecture Notes
  • Materia Medica--Lecture Notes
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations--Lecture Notes
  • Medicine--Lectures
  • Respiratory system--Diseases
  • Menstruation
  • Marasmus
  • Education, Medical--Lecture notes
  • Digestive organs--Diseases
  • Medicine--Lecture Notes
  • Clinical medicine
  • Gout

Occupations:

  • Physicians--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

Places:

  • Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)