Drake, Daniel(1785–1852) physician, author; born near Plainfield, N.J. He studied medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, and spent most of his life in practice and teaching there. He founded the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati (1819) and served as its president on occasion. He is chiefly known for his two-volume encyclopedic work A Systematic Treatise, Historical, Etiological and Practical, on the Principal Diseases of the Interior Valley of North America (1850, 1854).
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