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Dr. Reuben Saunders

 
 
Dr. Reuben Saunders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Dr. Reuben Saunders Marker
Inscription.
Side A
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.

Side B
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. Touch 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

Dr. Reuben Saunders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Dr. Reuben Saunders Marker
of this marker. Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said: (here, next to this marker); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); $5 Bought Paducah (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Hick's Hdqrs. (about 400 feet away); Second Courthouse (about 500 feet away); American Red Cross (about 500 feet away); On the Trail of Discovery (about 600 feet away); MAQS (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.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Dr. Reuben Saunders Marker is on right side of street image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Dr. Reuben Saunders Marker is on right side of street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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