Samuel Brown, M.D. (1769 - 1830)
Samuel Brown, M.D. (1769 - 1830). This building was office of Dr. Samuel Brown, first professor of chemistry, anatomy and surgery at Transylvania Medical School. He was a pioneer in cowpox vaccination against smallpox and introduced it in Lexington, 1801. His scientific knowledge led him to apply steam distillation to the manufacture of whiskey.
Dr. Samuel Brown. Dr. Brown's analyses led to the use of Kentucky cave nitre in manufacture of gunpowder. This added to Kentucky's role in winning War of 1812. Jefferson appointed him to advise Lewis and Clark Expedition on Indian lore. He was first man in the United States to envision a national medical organization.
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation; Presented by Samuel Brown Journal Club. (Marker Number 1595.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Taking Politician Henry Clay to Court 1829 (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunt-Morgan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Black Lexingtonians Believed Strongly in Education 1865 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
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