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Caspar Wistar

Caspar Wistar

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.

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Updated: 9-17-2021