Bard, Samuel

Bard, John

Bard, John, 1716–99, American physician, persuaded New York to establish on Bedloe Island its first quarantine station and was himself the first health officer. He wrote on yellow fever, malignant pleurisy, and other subjects, and was the first president of the Medical Society of the State of New York. His more noted son, Samuel Bard, 1742–1821, was the leader in founding in 1768 the first medical school in New York City, affiliated with King's College, and became professor of the theory and practice of physic. In 1792, when the school was reorganized, he was made dean of the faculty. He also aided in founding the New York Hospital and the New York Dispensary. He was very popular and successful in his practice, particularly in obstetrics, and his manual on Midwifery (1807), which went through many editions, was long standard. He wrote an excellent treatise on sheep breeding in A Guide for Young Shepherds (1811).
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Bard, Samuel

(1742–1821) physician; born in Philadelphia (son of John Bard). He studied medicine in London and Edinburgh and remained in New York City as a Loyalist during the American Revolution. He helped found the first medical college in New York State (1765), with which he was affiliated until about 1795. The college was united with Columbia University (1792) and Bard became its dean. He also helped found New York Hospital (1791), the public library, and the New York Dispensary. He was primarily interested in obstetrics and midwifery.
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