PA-045 Caspar Wistar (1761-1818)

Marker text: CASPAR WISTAR (1761-1818)

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.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2000

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