Ruschenberger, W.S.W. (William Samuel Waithman), 1807-1895

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Dates:
Birth 1807-09-04
Death 1895-03-24
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English

Biographical notes:

William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger (1807-1895) was a physician in the United States Medical Corps from 1826 through the middle of the nineteenth century. Ruschenberger was a member of the Philadelphia College of Physicians, serving as secretary in 1854 and vice president from 1875 through 1883. Also an active member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, he served as vice president in 1869 and as president from 1869 through 1882. He wrote several books including "Three Years in the Pacific"; "A Voyage Around the World"; "Elements of Natural History"; and "Notes and Commentaries during Voyages to Brazil and China."

From the description of William S. W. Ruschenberger papers, 1826-1887, undated [manuscript]. (East Carolina University). WorldCat record id: 310760639

W.S.W. Ruschenberger served as fleet surgeon and other naval offices from 1831-1869. He was also a noted writer and scientist.

From the description of W.S.W. Ruschenberger letter : Valparaiso, Chile, to Jean Jacques Smith, Germantown [Pa.?] : ALS, 1855 Feb. 27. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 62858562

Epithet: naval surgeon

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000244.0x00008c

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Subjects:

  • Voyages to the Pacific coast--Personal narratives
  • Medicine, Naval--History--19th century

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Places:

  • China (as recorded)
  • Java (Indonesia) (as recorded)
  • Panama (as recorded)
  • Brazil (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Valparaíso (Chile) (as recorded)
  • Malay Peninsula (as recorded)
  • Chile (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)