Dr. Reuben Saunders
On this site stood the office of Reuben Saunders, M.D., credited with discovering that hypodermic use of morphine~atropine halted cholera during epidemic here in 1873. Telegraphed prescription to other plague~stricken areas. Accepted by Materia Medica, world over. Honored by Am. Medical Assn. and in Europe.
Born, Frankfort, Ky. Sept. 6, 1808. Outstanding pioneer physician in Western Kentucky for 50 years. Discovered treatment for cholera. First to advocate fresh air for pneumonia and tuberculosis. First Pres., West Ky. Medical Assn. Grandfather of Irvin S. Cobb. Died, Paducah, Dec. 13, 1891 Marker presented by McCracken County Medical Society
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1057.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 5.234′ N, 88° 35.798′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and 3rd Street on Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Also see . . . Dr. Reuben Saunders - Find a Grave. (Submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.