Shippen W

General Information
Last Name: 
Shippen
First Name: 
William
Gender: 
Male
Exact DOB: 
Sunday, October 21, 1736
Exact DOD: 
Monday, July 11, 1808
Place of Birth: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Place of Death: 
Philadelphia
Countries Active In: 
Scotland
United States
Towns and Regions Active In: 
Edinburgh
Philadelphia
Notes about Geographical Activity: 
Attended William Cullen's chemical lectures in 1760.
Social History
Notes on Politics: 
Served as Director General of Hospitals for America in the Revolutionary War
Education
Education/Training: 
Primary education at Rev. Dr. Samuel Finley's Nottingham Academy A.B. from the College of New Jersey (Princeton), 1754 Studied with John and William Hunter Attended William Cullen's chemical lectures in 1760
Qualifications: 
Doctor of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 1761, Dissertation: "De Placentae cum Utero Nexu"
Activities and Career
Career: 
Notes on Career: 
Elected Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at the University of the State of Pennsylvania on May 11, 1780. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in November of 1777.