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Dr. John Pollard HARRISON

5 Jun 1796 - 2 Sep 1849

Repository ID Number: I22846

Original Submitter (General Source): [S842]
  • TITLE: Dr.
    [S980]
  • OCCUPATION: Dean of the Medical College of Ohio
  • RESIDENCE: Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY; Kenton Co., KY; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • BIRTH: 5 Jun 1796, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
  • DEATH: 2 Sep 1849, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH [S842]
  • RESOURCES: See: [S842]
Father: John HARRISON
Mother: Mary Ann JOHNSTON


Family 1 : Mary Thomas WARNER
  1.   Algernon HARRISON
  2.   Mary HARRISON
  3.   Sarah HARRISON
  4. + John Pollard HARRISON
  5.   Rebecca HARRISON
  6.   Lydia Colton HARRISON
  7.   Sophia Jones HARRISON

Notes

John Pollard Harrison, physician, teacher and writer, of Cincinnati, Ohio was born in Louisville, Kentucky, June 5, 1796. His father was Major John HARRISON who served from Virginia as an officer in the Revolutionary War. His mother was Mary Ann JOHNSTON, a daughter of Benjamin JOHNSTON, sixth and youngest son of Sir William JOHNSTON. (1)

He received his early education from Rev. John TODD of Louisville. He started his study of medicine at about 15 years of age under the instruction of Dr. John GROGAN. In 1817 he went to Philadelphia to attend medical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania.

In April of 1819, he received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania and began practicing medicine in Louisville, Kentucky.

He married Mary T. WARNER, of Philadelphia in 1820, and became an attending physician at the newly founded Louisville Hospital the same year and began his career as a teacher at Daniel DRAKE's Cincinnati College.

Dr. HARRISON moved back to Philadelphia in 1825 and published a volume of medical essays. In the same year he was elected professor of Materia Medica at the Cincinnati College.

In 1841 he was elected Professor of Materia Medica and Lecturer on Pathology at the Medical College of Ohio.

In 1847 Dr. HARRISON was transferred to the Chair of Theory and Practice of Medicine and served in that position until he died in 1849. (2)

Also in 1847, he was the Associate Editor of the "Western Lancet". In 1849, the year that he died, he was on the staff of the Commercial Hospital and Vice President of the American Medical Association. (1)

"Dr. HARRISON's success as a teacher was the output of his brilliant and seductive personality" (2). His brilliance did not transfer well to his writing, and the medical book that he wrote did not do well. Also, unfortunately, he was a believer in the theory of "Solidism", and this also contributed to the failure of his book. The Theory of Solidism taught that drugs were absorbed en masse and produced their effects directly on certain organs and tissues without any help from the circulatory or nervous systems. (2)

Dr. HARRISON died of Cholera 2 September 1849, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

(1) Daniel Drake and his Followers by Otto Juettner

(2) American Medical Biographies ed. by Kelly and Burrage, 1920 Pages 497-8

Photo submitted by Sam Brown It was in a book Daniel Drake and his Followers: Historical and Biographical Sketches by Otto Juettner, A.M., M.D.

Dr. John Pollard Harrison was the Dean of the Medical College of Ohio in the mid 1800s, was an editor of the "Western Journal of Medicine" and was elected Vice President of the American Medical Association in 1849. He died the same year of Cholera.

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Source by Helen Silvey

! DAR 67601, Vol. 68

! Gen. of Va. Families, Vol. III Gen. Publ. Co., Inc., 1981, p. 954

! "A House of Harrison" compiled the years 1966-67 by Catherine Murphy -- corrected the year 1979 -- State Historical Society of Mo., 929.2 H245 c.2

!Sam Brown - SBrown5329@aol.com 6 Oct 1998 [S842] [S980]


                                             _Andrew HARRISON Jr__+
                                            | (1666 - 1753) m 1710
                       _Charles HARRISON ___|
                      | (1717 - 1789)       |
                      |                     |_Elizabeth BATTAILE _+
                      |                        m 1710             
 _John HARRISON ______|
| (1754 - 1821) m 1787|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Sarah SMITHERS _____|
|                       (1719 - 1758)       |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
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|--John Pollard HARRISON 
|  (1796 - 1849)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Benjamin JOHNSTON __|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary Ann JOHNSTON __|
   m 1787             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
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                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Robert Marion HARRISON

ABT 1847 - 1932

Repository ID Number: I13563

  • RESIDENCE: Mason Co., KY
  • BIRTH: ABT 1847, Kentucky
  • DEATH: 1932, Maysville, Mason, Kentucky [S752]
  • RESOURCES: See: [S138]
Father: Thomas HARRISON JR
Mother: Elizabeth D. WATKINS


Family 1 : Mattie CORD
  1.   David Heckinger HARRISON

                                               _John HARRISON _______
                                              | (1744 - ....)        
                         _Thomas HARRISON ____|
                        | (1774 - 1863) m 1796|
                        |                     |______________________
                        |                                            
 _Thomas HARRISON JR____|
| (1817 - 1885) m 1837  |
|                       |                      _Edward "Edwin" FURR _
|                       |                     | (1744 - 1801) m 1760 
|                       |_Margaret FURR ______|
|                         (1778 - 1820) m 1796|
|                                             |_Ann__________________
|                                               (.... - 1801) m 1760 
|
|--Robert Marion HARRISON 
|  (1847 - 1932)
|                                              ______________________
|                                             |                      
|                        _Joseph WATKINS _____|
|                       | (1770 - 1849) m 1794|
|                       |                     |______________________
|                       |                                            
|_Elizabeth D. WATKINS _|
  (1814 - 1895) m 1837  |
                        |                      ______________________
                        |                     |                      
                        |_Esther HANBY _______|
                          (1771 - 1827) m 1794|
                                              |______________________
                                                                     

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Susan C. WASHBURN

15 Jul 1829 - 5 Aug 1912

Repository ID Number: I26167

Original Submitter (General Source): [S1040]
  • BIRTH: 15 Jul 1829
  • DEATH: 5 Aug 1912
Father: Silas WASHBURN


Family 1 : Stephen H. DODD
  1.   Silas Washburn DODD
  2.   Letitia C. DODD
  3.   Harry V. DODD
  4.   Frank C. DODD

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 _Silas WASHBURN _____|
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|                        |__
|                           
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|--Susan C. WASHBURN 
|  (1829 - 1912)
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|_____________________|
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