An eminent physician of Philadelphia, was born in Pennsylvania, and graduated at Princeton College in 1754. In 1764, he began at Philadelphia, the first course of lectures on anatomy ever delivered in the country. He was one of the founders of and early professors in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1777 he was appointed director general of the medical department of the army; he died in 1808. [P. 18.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.