Dr. Reuben Saunders

Dr. Reuben Saunders (HMVT2)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.234', W 88° 35.798'

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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, 1891Marker presented by McCracken County Medical Society

HM NumberHMVT2
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1057
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 4:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358095 N 4105742
Decimal Degrees37.08723333, -88.59663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.234', W 88° 35.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 14.04" N, 88° 35' 47.88" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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