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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Science & Medicine Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
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. Located near the entrance to Oak Grove Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1613 Park Avenue, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (within shouting distance of this marker); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (approx. ¼ mile away); Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. half a mile away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); Linn Boyd Home — 1853 (approx. half a mile away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
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