Charles F. Winslow

Physician, Author

1811 – 1877

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Who was Charles F. Winslow?

Charles Frederick Winslow was a physician, diplomat, and world traveler. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1834. He is the author of "Force and Nature", an early work on atomic theory. He served as a physician in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii from 1844 to 1847, and also in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He was appointed U.S. Consul at Payta, Peru, a noted whaling port, in 1862. He died July 7, 1877. After his death, he was cremated in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 31, 1877. This was the second recorded cremation in U.S.history. His heart is buried in Nantucket, in the Newtown Burial Ground. His ashes are buried with his wife's remains in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Born
1811
United States of America
Also known as
  • Charles Winslow
  • Dr. Charles F. Winslow
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Nantucket
Died
Jul 7, 1877

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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