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Caspar Wistar

(1761 - 1818)

 
 
Caspar Wistar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Caspar Wistar Marker
Inscription. Noted physician, lived here. Professor of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania. President of the American Philosophical Society & Pa. Abolition Society. In 1803, tutored Meriwether Lewis in medicine & paleontology, in preparation for the expedition west.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.759′ N, 75° 8.896′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 S. 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philosophić et Scientić Domus ( here, next to this marker); Old St. Mary's ( a few steps from this marker); Manuel Torres ( a few steps from this marker); “The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-” ( a few steps from this marker); Honor the Immortal Dead ( a few steps from this marker); Old St. Mary Cemetery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church ( within shouting distance of this marker); Barry ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related marker.
Caspar Wistar House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Caspar Wistar House
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is the nearby Philosophiae et Scientiae Domus marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caspar Wistar Papers from the American Philosophical Society. (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Caspar Wistar - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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