The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Wistar, Caspar

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WISTAR, Caspar, an American physician, born in Philadelphia, Sept 13, 1761, died there, Jan. 22, 1818. He graduated M. D. at Edinburgh in 1786, and became professor of chemistry and physiology in the medical school of Philadelphia. From 1792 he was adjunct, and from 1808 till his death full professor of anatomy and surgery. From 1815 he was president of the American philpsophical society. He published “A System of Anatomy” (2 vols. 8vo, Philadelphia, 1811).