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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson and a Glittering Group of American Foremost Medical and Scientific Luminaries Welcome Robert M. Patterson to the American Philosophical Society This is Patterson's membership certificate; at age 22, he was the youngest person ever elected to the organization This is Patterson's membership certificate; at age 22, he was the youngest person ever elected to the organization
21/04/1809. Besides Jefferson, it is signed by Caspar Wistar, namesake of the Wistar Institute; Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, founder of the American Medical Association; Benjamin Smith Barton, America’s greatest botanist of the era; Thomas Hewson, author of America’s first book on pharmacology; Mahlon Dickerson, a member of Andrew Jackson’s cabinet; and Thomas James, pioneering obstetricianThe American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia was the hub of knowledge and its pursuit in the early United States. At that time the term philosophical meant what we would call scientific. Among its early members were America’s most prominent scientists of the time, including Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, both of whom served as presidents of the Society. Robert Patterson was an early mathematician and perhaps the preeminent astronomer of his generation. He served in leadership of the Society for a period, and was among a select few to prepare Meriwether Lewis for his expedition. In 1779, after the College and Academy of Philadelphia were reorganized into the University of Pennsylvania, Patterson successfully applied to the Provost for the post of Professor of Mathematics. Patterson was at Penn as Professor of Mathematics from 1779 to 1810, Professor of Natural Philosophy and Mathematics from 1810 to 1813, and Vice-Provost from 1810 to 1813. He was granted an honorary Master of Arts in 1788 and an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1819. After presenting his resignation in 1814, Patterson was succeeded as Professor of Mathematics as well as Vice-Provost by his son, Robert M. Patte … [Click Below for Full Description]
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