Samuel Claggett Chew

Birth: 1837, Jul. 26
Death: 1915, Mar. 22
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1877 S. Chew doctor 141 Lanvale St. Baltimore City
1868-1869 Samuel Chew doctor 167 N Charles Baltimore City
1865-1866 Samuel Chew doctor 70 N Paca Baltimore City
1863-1864 S.C. Chew doctor 68 N Paca Baltimore City

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    MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    
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    Author
    Chew, Samuel Claggett, 1837-1915.
    
    Title Statement
    Oration delivered before the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland,
    at their annual meeting in Baltimore, June 3, 1858 / by Samuel Chew, M.D.
    
    Published
    Baltimore : Printed by Hedian & Piet, 1858.
    
    Description
    21 p. : ; 22 cm.
    
    Title Statement
    Oration delivered before the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland,
    at their annual meeting in Baltimore, June 3, 1858 / by Samuel Chew, M.D.
    
    Call Number
    PAM 2229
    
    Location
    Main Reading Room
    

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  • Dates: 1837-?
    Notes:
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 79
  • Dates: 1837-?
    Notes: Born at Baltimore, July 26, 1837; son of [Samuel Chew]. A.B., Princeton College, 1856; A.M., Princeton, 1859; M.D., University of Maryland, 1858; Professor of Materia Medica, University of Maryland, 1864-86; visited Europe, 1864; Professor of Practice, University of Maryland, 1886-; Dean, University of Maryland, 1874-79; President of the Alumni Association, University of Maryland, 1877-78 and 1893-94; Examining Physician, Equitable Life Assurance Society; Vice-President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1873-74 and 1877-78; President, Medical and Chirurigcal Faculty, 1879-80 and 1898-99; Surgeon-General, Society of Colonial Wars of Maryland; Consulting Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital; President of the Board of Trustees of Peabody Institute; one of the authors of “Pepper’s System of Medicine.” 215 West Lanvale Street, Baltimore.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 350
  • Dates: 1837-1915
    Notes: For forty-five years, from 1864 to 1909, Samuel Claggett Chew was a member of the faculty and of the board of regents of the University of Maryland, for twenty-one years occupying the chair of materia medica and therapeutics and for twenty-four years that of the practice of medicine.

    He was born in Baltimore, July 26, 1837, the son of Samuel Chew (q.v.), who likewise held the same chairs, and was dean of the faculty. His great grandfather was Thomas John Claggett, the first Episcopal Bishop of Maryland, and the first bishop of nay church to be consecrated in America. The son graduated at Princeton in 1856, and received an A.M. in 1859; took his M.D. from the University of Maryland in 1858 and settled in practice in Baltimore, there to live, except for a visit to Europe in 1864, until his death, March 22, 1915, at the age of seventy-five.

    His teaching was characterized by varied and profound scholarship. His powers of analysis, his keen sensing of the students’ needs and limitations, his fine presence and rich voice made his didactic lectures models of the teacher’s art. He was an exemplar of the gentleman and scholar in medicine, and left his impress on some four thousand students. As a public speaker before medical assemblies he was much in demand, delivering an address on “Medicine in the Past and Future” before the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland in 1880, presented the bust of Dr. George W. Miltenberger to the same body in 1896 and giving two addresses at the Centennial celebration of the foundation of the University of Maryland in 1907.

    Dr. Chew was one of the authors of “Pepper’s System of Medicine,” and he was the author of: “Clinical Lectures on Certain Diseases of the Heart, and on Jaundice,” 1871; “Papers on Medical Jurisprudence,” 1879; “Notes on Thoracentesis,” 1876, besides editing his father’s “Lectures on Medical Education,” in 1864.

    He was president of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland in 1879-80 and in 1898-99, consulting physician to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and president of the board of trustees of the Peabody Institute.

    Medical Annals of Maryland, E.F. Cordell, Baltimore, 1903
    Centenn. Celebr. Of Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, 1908. Portrait.
    Bull. Med. And Chir. Fac. Md., Baltimore, 1915, vii, 77-82. Portrait.

    Source: Kelly, Howard A. and Burrage, Walter J., American Medical Biographies Baltimore: Norman, Remington Company: 215-216

  • Dates: 1858
    Notes: M.D., University of Maryland
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Historical Sketch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1807-1890), with an Introductory Chapter, Notices of the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Theology, and the Department of Dentistry, and a General Catalog of Medical Alumni Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 168
  • Dates: 1863
    Notes: Attending Physician, Baltimore General Dispensary
    Source: Baxley, C. Herbert, ed., A History of the Baltimore General Dispensary Baltimore: Baltimore General Dispensary Foundation, Inc.: 109
  • Dates: 1863-4
    Notes: Served as Attending Physician, Baltimore General Dispensary, 1863-4
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 251
  • Dates: 1864
    Notes: Dr. Samuel Clagget Chew, Professor Materia Medica. & C. at [Maryland University]
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 43
  • Dates: 1864-after 1890
    Notes: Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Historical Sketch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1807-1890), with an Introductory Chapter, Notices of the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Theology, and the Department of Dentistry, and a General Catalog of Medical Alumni Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 211
  • Dates: 1874-79
    Notes: Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Historical Sketch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1807-1890), with an Introductory Chapter, Notices of the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Theology, and the Department of Dentistry, and a General Catalog of Medical Alumni Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 209
  • Dates: 1882/09/19
    Notes: Hospital Opening and Dispensary Consolidation
    The Baltimore Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, No. 186 Franklin street, opened its outpatient or dispensary department yesterday. The institution is a consolidation of the Eye and Ear Dispensary of the Church Home, North Broadway, the Baltimore Charity Eye and Ear Dispensary, Central Avenue, the eye and ear department of the Baltimore General Dispensary, Liberty street, and the Baltimore Throat Dispensary, Park avenue, all of which have been discontinued. The staff of the hospital is made up of specialists formerly connected with those institutions, as follows: Eye and ear, Drs. Samuel Theobald, S.L. Frank, Russell Murdock and I. Bermann; throat, Drs. J.H. Hartman, Samuel Johnston and John N. McKenzie; consulting surgeons, Drs. Alan P. Smith, L. McLane Tiffany, Christopher Johnson and Oscar J. Coskery; consulting physicians, Drs. Samuel C. Chew, G.W. Miltenberger, Rigin Buckler and Ferd. J. Chatard, Jr. The hospital is supported by volunteer contributions, and treatment will be supplied free of charge to the poor. The in-patient department, provided with free beds, will be opened about October 1. The officers of the institution are as follows: Hon. Geo. Wm. Brown, president; John W. McCoy, Samuel G. Wyman, vice-presidents; Clayton C. Hall, treasurer; John N. Mackenzie, M.D., secretary; finance committee, Wm. H. Perot, C. Morton Stewart, Mendes Cohen, W.S. Rayner; board of trustees, John Lee Carroll, Ernest Knabe, C. Morton Stewart, Wm. H. Perot, T. Edward Hambleton, Samuel G. Wyman, Jno. W. McCoy, W. S. Rayner, Samuel H. Lyon, T. Harrison Garrett, Mendes Cohen, S. Teackle Wallis, Wesley A. Tucker, Geo. Wm. Brown, Clayton C. Hall.

    Source: Sun (Baltimore), 19 September 1882.
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Bibliography

  • Chew, Samuel Claggett, Introductory address delivered before the medical class of the University of Maryland, October 5th, 1871 Baltimore: Printed by Sherwood & Co..