Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879

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George Bacon Wood was a Philadelphia physician, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1829.

From the description of Journal, 1836-1849. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122624442

From the description of Papers, 1815-1913. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523736

From the guide to the George B.(George Bacon) Wood journal, 1836-1849, 1836-1849, (American Philosophical Society)

From the guide to the George B. (George Bacon) Wood papers, 1815-1913, 1815-1913, (American Philosophical Society)

George Wood was a Philadelphia physician.

From the description of Diary, 1817-1829. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441649

American physician and professor of materia medica and pharmacy at the University of Pennsylvania, Wood also became professor of theory and practice of medicine in 1850.

From the description of Collection : of lecture notes, 1837-1847. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864919

Dr. George Bacon Wood was an accomplished physician and author, and also lectured at several medical institutions in the Philadelphia region. Wood became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1827 and was President from 1848 to 1879. He was also President of the American Philosophical Society (1859-1879) and the American Medical Association (1855-1856).

From the description of Papers, 1793-1921 (span), 1813-1870 (bulk). (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 776158141

George Bacon Wood was born in Greenwich, New Jersey, on 12 March 1797. He married Caroline Hahn (1805-1867) in 1823. Wood died in Philadelphia on 30 March 1879. Wood attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an A.B. in 1815 and an A.M. and M.D. in 1818. He studied medicine under Joseph Parrish also. Wood was one of the founders of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1821. He was Professor of Chemistry there (1822-1831), then Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy (1831-1835). Wood resigned from the College to become Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy at the University of Pennsylvania in 1835. In 1850, he became Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the University and held that position until his retirement in 1860. He was also Attending Physician at Pennsylvania Hospital (1835-1859) and President of the Board of Managers (1874-1879). George B. Wood became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1827 and was President from 1848 to 1879. He was also President of the American Philosophical Society (1859-1879) and the American Medical Association (1855-1856).

From the description of Dorsey's lectures, [ca. 1816]. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122540963

From the description of Chapman's lectures, 1817. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 86165518

From the description of Dr. Chapman's valedictory, as delivered, Feby. 1818 / taken by G.B. Wood. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 145406469

George Bacon Wood was born in Greenwich, N.J., on 12 Mar. 1797. He married Caroline Hahn (d. 1867) in 1823. Wood died in Philadelphia on 30 Mar. 1879.

Wood attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an A.B. in 1815 and an A.M. and M.D. in 1818. He studied medicine under Joseph Parrish also. Wood was one of the founders of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1821. He was Professor of Chemistry there (1822-1831), then Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy (1831-1835). Wood resigned from the College to become Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy at the University of Pennsylvania in 1835. In 1850, he became Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine and held that position until his retirement in 1860. He was also Attending Physician at Pennsylvania Hospital (1835-1859) and President of the Board of Managers (1874-1879). George Bacon Wood became a Fellow of the College of Physicians in 1827 and was President from 1848 to 1879. He was also president of the American Philosophical Society and the American Medical Association.

From the description of Letters sent to Caroline H. Wood, 1856-1858. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122632942

George Bacon Wood was born in Greenwich, New Jersey, on 12 March 1797; he was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Bacon Wood. George B. Wood married Caroline Hahn (d. 1867) on 2 April 1823. Wood died in Philadelphia on 30 March 1879.

In 1815, George B. Wood received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania. He then studied medicine under Joseph Parrish and attended courses at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his A.M. and M.D. from the University in 1818. Wood’s thesis was on dyspepsia. After his graduation, Wood lectured on Materia Medica at Joseph Parrish’s Association for Medical Instruction.

George B. Wood was one of the founders of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1821. He was Professor of Chemistry at the College (1822-1831), then Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy (1831-1835). Wood resigned from the College in 1835, to become Professor of Materia Medica and Pharmacy at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1850, he became Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the University and held that position until his retirement in 1860. Wood was Attending Physician at Pennsylvania Hospital (1835-1859) and President of the Board of Managers (1874-1879). From 1850-1860, Wood was also Chairman of the Committee on the Revision of the United States Pharmacopoeia. In 1865, he helped to organize the Auxiliary Faculty of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wood wrote several books, including The Dispensatory of the United States (1833), The History of the University of Pennsylvania (1834), A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine (1847), and A Treatise on Therapeutics and Pharmacology, or, Materia Medica (1856).

George B. Wood became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1827 and was President from 1848 to 1879. Wood was also President of the American Philosophical Society (1859-1879) and the American Medical Association (1855-1856).

From the guide to the George Bacon Wood Papers, Bulk, 1813-1870, 1793-1921, (College of Physicians Historical Medical Library)

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creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Diary, 1817-1829. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Notes upon lectures delivered by George B. Wood at the College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia / written by William Elmer, 1833-1834. National Library of Medicine
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creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Journal, 1836-1849. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Letter, Philadelphia, to P.S. Blanton, Richmond [manuscript] 1859 Nov. 24. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Historical introduction and Preface to U.S. Pharmacopoeia, 1831. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. The classification of medicines adopted by Dr. George Wood in the University of Pennsylvania / notes by William Elmer, 1834. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Dorsey's lectures, [ca. 1816]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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referencedIn Gerhard, W. W. (William Wood), 1809-1872. Lectures on materia medica & pharmacy by George B. Wood, M.D., Summer 1827 / notes taken by William W. Gerhard. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Papers, 1793-1921 (span), 1813-1870 (bulk). College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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