John Kearsley Mitchell

This page lists items in the database related to American physician and writer John Kearsley Mitchell (b. Shepherdstown, Virginia, United States, 12 May 1798; d. 4 April 1858). He was born to a notable medical family and he received an undergraduate degree from the University Edinburgh and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1819. He travelled in China and East Indies as a ship's surgeon, after three years he settled in Philadelphia. He wrote about osmosis and the parasitic aetiology of malaria.

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