Wright Post

Surgeon, Deceased Person

1766 – 1828

83

Who was Wright Post?

Wright Post was an American surgeon, born at North Hempstead, Long Island. He studied medicine for six years in New York and London, and began to practice in New York in 1786. In 1792 he became a professor of surgery, and afterward of anatomy and physiology, in Columbia College. He visited the celebrated schools of Europe, and returned in 1793 with a splendid anatomical cabinet. In 1813 he became a professor of anatomy in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was its president from 1821 to 1826. Post was one of the pioneers among American surgeons, and was long remembered as a successful operator, especially in the ligation of vital arteries.

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Born
Feb 19, 1766
Town of North Hempstead
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
1828

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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