Brainard, Daniel

Brainard, Daniel

(1812–66) surgeon, educator; born in Oneida County, N.Y. He helped found Rush Medical College in Chicago (1843), with which he was affiliated until his death; he taught anatomy and surgery and wrote various medical works including a classic one on fractures (1854). He also helped found the first general hospital in Chicago (1847).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.