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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1808.
Location. 37° 5.229′ N, 88°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Red Cross (a few steps from this marker); Col. Hick's Hdqrs. (within shouting distance of this marker); Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said: (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gunsmith Ferd Hummel (about 400 feet away); $5 Bought Paducah (about 500 feet away); General William Clark Public Market (about 500 feet away); Paducah's Indian Name (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
Also see . . . Dr. Reuben Saunders - Find a Grave. (Submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.