Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891)

Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (HMVS5)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.128', W 88° 37.189'

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Outstanding pioneer physician in Western Kentucky for 50 years. Born in Frankfort; died in Paducah. Buried in this cemetery beside his son, Dr. John Bartlett Saunders (1840-1873), also a physician of eminence. John migrated to Honolulu, where he did research on leprosy. He was personal physician to King of Hawaii at the time of his death.

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Physician credited with discovery that hypodermic use of morphine-atropine halted cholera during epidemic here, 1873. Telegraphed prescription to other plague-stricken areas. Honored by Medical Associations in U.S. and Europe. First to advocate fresh air for pneumonia and tuberculosis. Grandfather of Irvin S. Cobb.

Presented by John Pearce Campbell IV
HM NumberHMVS5
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1452
Year Placed1972
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 356031 N 4105580
Decimal Degrees37.08546667, -88.61981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.128', W 88° 37.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 7.68" N, 88° 37' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1614 Park Ave, Paducah KY 42001, US
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