Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891)
Outstanding pioneer physician in Western Kentucky for 50 years. Born in Frankfort; died in Paducah. Buried in this cemetery beside his son, Dr. John Bartlett Saunders (1840-1873), also a physician of eminence. John migrated to Honolulu, where he did research on leprosy. He was personal physician to King of Hawaii at the time of his death.
Physician credited with discovery that hypodermic use of morphine-atropine halted cholera during epidemic here, 1873. Telegraphed prescription to other plague-stricken areas. Honored by Medical Associations in U.S. and Europe. First to advocate fresh air for pneumonia and tuberculosis. Grandfather of Irvin S. Cobb.
Presented by John Pearce Campbell IV
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1452.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 5.128′ N, 88° 37.189′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Park Avenue (Business U.S. 60) west of North 16th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (within shouting distance of this marker); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. half a mile away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Wacinton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grace Episcopal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Broadway Methodist (approx. one mile away); "Duke of Paducah" (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
Also see . . . Reuben Saunders. Physician and Grandfather of Irvin Cobb born 1808 died 1891 buried Oak Grove Cemetery found at findagrave.com (Submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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