Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872

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Professor in the Medical School of the University of Michigan.

From the description of Zina Pitcher papers, 1829-1880. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418673

U.S. Army surgeon, and Detroit resident for many years.

Born Apr.14, 1797, in Washirgtcn Co., N.Y., the son of - Nathaniel and Margaret (Stevenson) Pitcher. Received a sound education in the local schools, studied medicine with neighboring physicians, and took a medical degree at Middlebury College in 1822. He then entered the Army as a surgeon and spent the next eight years at posts in Michigan, and several more years at other posts. Resigned in 1836 to take up private practice in Detroit. Immediately took a prominent part in Detroit life, fill-- ing many important civic positions: University of Michigan egent, mayor, county and city physician, hospital surgeon. Active in establishing public schools; founder of the Medical Dept. of the University; an incorporator of the Michigan Historical Society, and a member of several medical societies, to which he contributed many scholarly articles. A study of the practices of Indian tribal medicine men was published as a chapter in Schoolcraft's 6-volume work on the Indian tribes of the United States. Pitcher was married, first, to Anne Sheldon, and second, to Emily L. (Montgomery) Backus. He died in Detroit, Apr.4, 1872. -- (from Cf. D.A.B.; MPHC, 4:432; Farmer, p.1036.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Zina Pitcher collection, 1822-1865 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 607090768

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Thayer, George W. Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872. Zina Pitcher papers, 1829-1880. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872. [Pamphlets and articles about Pitcher]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Douglass family (Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich.) papers, 1812-1911, 1837-1900 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sager, Abram, 1810-1877. Abram Sager papers, 1838-1876. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Douglas family. Douglass family (Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich.) papers, 1812-1911. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. Letters sent to Caroline H. Wood, 1856-1858. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Johnston, George, d. 1861. George Johnston papers, 1813-1862. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Whittemore family. Whittemore family papers, 1817-1978. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Whittemore Family Papers, 1817-1978 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Board of Regents Portrait Collection, ca. 1860-ca. 1970 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Shetterly, Seth K., b. 1820. Seth K. Shetterly papers, 1829-1934. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Detroit (Mich.). Common Council. Grades and Sewers records, 1839-1940. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Lucius Lyon papers, Lyon, Lucius, papers, 1770-1934, 1833-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872. Zina Pitcher collection, 1822-1865 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891. Henry H. Sibley papers, 1865 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Henry Howland Crapo Papers, 1830-1920 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Seth K. Shetterly papers, 1829-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Association for the Promotion of Female Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Backus family. family
associatedWith Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869 person
associatedWith Detroit (Mich.). Common Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Douglas family. family
associatedWith Douglass Family. family
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Johnston, George, d. 1861. person
associatedWith Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851 person
associatedWith Picher, Zina, 1797-1872 person
associatedWith Pitcher, Emily Backus. person
associatedWith Sager, Abram, 1810-1877. person
associatedWith Shetterly, Seth K., b. 1820. person
associatedWith Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891. person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan Board of Regents portrait collection corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Medical School. corporateBody
associatedWith Whittemore family. family
associatedWith Whittemore Family (Tawas City, Mich.) family
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879. person
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Detroit (Mich.)
United States
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Birth 1797-04-12

Death 1872-04-05

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