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Andrew McFarland
American physician

Andrew McFarland

Andrew McFarland
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Intro American physician
Was Psychiatrist Physician
From United States of America
Field Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 14 July 1817
Death 21 November 1891 (aged 74 years)
Star sign Cancer
Family
Relatives: Anne Hazen McFarland
Education
Dartmouth College
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Andrew McFarland (Concord, New Hampshire, 14 July 1817 - Jacksonville, Illinois, 21 November 1891) was a United States physician.

Biography

He was the son of Concord clergyman Asa McFarland and his wife Elizabeth Kneeland McFarland. He attended Dartmouth College, and lectured at Jefferson Medical College in 1843. He practised at Sandwich and Laconia, New Hampshire, and was appointed superintendent of the New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane in August 1845. He resigned in November 1852, and practised at Concord, and Lawrence, Massachusetts. About 1854 he became superintendent of the Illinois State Asylum for the Insane in Jacksonville, serving in that position until 1869, when he resigned and established Oak Lawn Retreat, a private asylum in Jacksonville. He published The Escape (Boston, 1851).

Legacy

His brother Asa was a noted New Hampshire journalist and politician. After graduation from medical school, his granddaughter, Dr. Anne Hazen McFarland, was at once was installed as Medical Superintendent of the Oak Lawn Sanitarium, thereby fulfilling the earnest desire of her grandfather, that she make a special study of the care of the insane.

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The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 12 Nov 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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