William Pepper


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Pepper, William

(1810–64) physician; born in Philadelphia. One of the elite group of American physicians who studied in France in the 1830s, he returned to Philadelphia to work at the Wills Eye Hospital (1839) and the Institute for Instruction of the Blind (1841) before joining the staff of the Pennsylvania Hospital (1842–58). A keen diagnostician, he went on to teach at the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania (1860–64).

Pepper, William

(1843–98) physician; born in Philadelphia. His first case following graduation (1864) was his father, William Pepper Sr. (1810–64), a famous Philadelphia surgeon and diagnostician who died that autumn. The son began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1868 and continued teaching there until 1895. Along with his pioneer contributions to medicine—his description of malarial parasites, the role of bone marrow in pernicious anemia, and the modern treatment of tuberculosis—he is remembered for significant reforms in medical education. His efforts resulted in a remarkable number of American firsts from the University of Pennsylvania Medical College; the first teaching hospital affiliated with a university medical school (1874), the first nurses training school (1887), and the first laboratory of clinical medicine (1894). As provost of the University of Pennsylvania (1880–94), he led it through an extensive period of growth, effectively creating the modern University of Pennsylvania with its various graduate schools and programs such as extension courses. In addition to his teaching, administrative chores, and clinical practice, he wrote such books as Text-Book of the Theory and Practice of Medicine (1893–94) and still found time to give of his leadership and money toward the cultural development of Philadelphia.
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She produced what she knew of William Pepper. She told Helen that he always called on Sundays when they were at home; he knew about a great many things--about mathematics, history, Greek, zoology, economics, and the Icelandic Sagas.
Synopsis: William Pepper was James Earl Ray's lawyer in the trial for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., and even after Ray's conviction and death, Pepper continues to adamantly argue Ray's innocence.
and Todd Smith of Winter Park, FL; one brother, William Pepper and his wife, Gerry of Worcester; two sisters, Mary Bedard and her husband, Bob of Pittsburgh, PA and Rita Pepper and her companion, Paul of Connecticut; 6 grandchildren, Nicholas, Shane, David, Benjamin, Kiely, and Penny; 3 great-grandchildren, Jack, Samantha and Damion; and his nephews and nieces.
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Rhodes-Hughes, 78, who now lives in Vancouver, said she has been contacted by Sirhan's lead lawyer, William Pepper, of New York.
His lawyer William Pepper called the alleged FBI alteration of her story 'deplorable' and 'criminal' and said it 'mirrors the experience of other witnesses'.
The 13th Juror is the actual transcript from this trial in which William Pepper, formerly James Earl Ray's attorney, represented Coretta Scott King and her children who were asking for monetary damages of $100.
Facsimile reprint with introduction by William Pepper, University of Philadelphia Press: Philadelphia.
While a fellow in clinical chemistry in the William Pepper Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania, the oldest clinical laboratory in the country, he met William Walsh, Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, who had opened the Laboratory in 1895.
One of Ray's lawyers, William Pepper, wrote the theory which has gained the support of the King family.
Dexter King, William Pepper, Jerry Ray and civil rights leaders James Lawson and Joseph Lowery hold a news conference after the hearing.
Along the edges of the sensor is printed a patented electrode pattern, commonly referred to as the Pepper Pattern after its inventor, William Pepper. The controller disperses a uniform voltage field across the sensor via the Pepper Pattern and then measures the voltage on the glass layer at the location where a finger or other object presses the two layers together.