(ca. 1748-1792)Dr. William Brown, Revolutionary War physician, was born in Scotland and raised in Maryland. After studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, he established a practice in Alexandria. In 1775 he became surgeon of the 2nd Virginia Regiment. In 1778 the Continental Congress appointed him physician general of the Middle Department, extending from the Hudson to the Potomac River. At the military hospital in Lititz, Dr. Brown compiled the "Lititz Pharmacopeia" (1778), a collection of medical procedures and formulas for the compounding of medications. This was the first American formulary and a pioneering effort to provide standardized care. Brown is buried here in Pohick Cemetery.
|Placed By||Virginia Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 309190 N 4286822|
|Decimal Degrees||38.70946667, -77.19448333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.568', W 77° 11.669'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 34.08" N, 77° 11' 40.14" W|
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