Richard Wilmot Hall

Birth: 1785
Death: 1847, Sep. 14
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1816 Richard W. Hall doctor 13 Conewago Street Baltimore City
1819 Richard W. Hall doctor 16 Church Baltimore City
1814-1815 Richard W. Hall doctor 13 St. Paul’s Lane Baltimore City
1842 R.W. Hall doctor Lexington st between St. Paul and Charles Baltimore City
1812 R.W. Hall M.D. 13 St.Paul’s Lane Baltimore City
1840-1841 Richard W. Hall doctor 16 Lexington St near Charles Baltimore City
1831 R.W. Hall doctor Lexington St nearly opposite west end of Athenaeum Baltimore City
1833 R.W. Hall doctor 16 Lexington St. nearly opposite west end of Athenaeum Baltimore City
1835-1836 Richard W. Hall doctor Lexington St. near Courtland Baltimore City
1843 Richard Wilmot Hall doctor 45 Lexington St. Baltimore City
1822-1823 Richard Hall M.D. New Church, north side east of Charles Baltimore City
1817-1818 Richard W. Hall doctor 13 Conowago Baltimore City
1829 R.W. Hall M.D. Lexington opposite the Athenaeum Baltimore City
1833 R.W. Hall doctor 16 Lexington St nearly opposite west end of Athenaeum Baltimore City
1824 Richard W. Hall M.D. New Church, north side east of Charles Baltimore City
1827 Richard W. Hall M.D. Lexington, north side east of Charles Baltimore City
1837-1838 Richard Hall professor of University of Maryland dw and office 16 Lexington st Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates:
    Notes: HALL, Richard W., M.D., and Miss Eliza Taylor, dau. of Mr. W.W. Taylor, of Balto., were married last eve. By Rev. Inglis. (Baltimore Federal Gazette, 15 May 1815).
    Source: Barnes, Robert, Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers 1796-1816 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 139
  • Dates:
    Notes:

    MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    
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    RECORD
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    Author
    Hall, William Wilmot.
    
    Title Statement
    To the freemen of Maryland and the medical classes of the University of
    Maryland.
    
    Published
    [S.l. : s.n., ca. 1843]
    
    Description
    4 p. : ; 26 1/2 cm.
    
    Title Statement
    To the freemen of Maryland and the medical classes of the University of
    Maryland.
    
    Subject
    Hall, Richard Willmott, 1785-1847.
    
    Call Number
    PAM 1291
    
    Location
    Main Reading Room
    
    
    
    

    Source:

  • Dates: 1785-1847
    Notes: Born in Harford County, Md., 1785. M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1806; came to Baltimore, 1811; Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics, College of Medicine of Maryland, 1812-13; Professor of Obstetrics, University of Maryland, 1813-47; part of this time also Professor of Hygiene, Dean, University of Maryland, 1819 and 1837-38; Surgeon, Fifty-first Regiment of Maryland Militia, 1814; Orator, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1815; author of “Memoires of Military Surgery” (Translated from Larrey), 2 vols., 8vo, Baltimore, 1814. Died at Baltimore, September 14, 1847. (William Wilmot Hall, of Maryland, was Surgeon to the Rifle Regiment, U.S.A., March 24, 1812 — Hammersley).
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 423
  • Dates: 1812-47
    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: 210
  • Dates: 1813/10/02
    Notes: Report of the committee of faculty of physick of the University of Maryland appointed to “examine into and report the present state of the Institution.”
    Source: Niles’ Weekly Register (Baltimore), 1813/10/02
  • Dates: 1814, Sep. 14
    Notes: Served at North Point and Fort McHenry, 51st Regiment, Maryland Militia
    Source:
  • Dates: 1814/07/05
    Notes: NEW MEDICAL WORK

    JOSEPH CUSHING,
    No. 6, NORTH HOWARD-STREET,
    Has Just Published
    Memoirs of Military Surgery,
    AND
    Campaigns of the French Armies
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    On the Rhine, in Corisca, Catalonia, Egypt, and Syria, at Boulogne, Ulm and Austerlitz; in Saxony, Prussia, Poland, Spain and Austria, in 2 vols. octavo, with plates — Translated from the French of D.J. Larrey, M.D. First Surgeon of the Imperial Guards, Inspector General of the Medical Staff of the French Armies, & c. By Richard W. Hall, M.D. Professor of Midwifery in the University of Maryland; with notes by the translator.

    The following extract from the London Medical Review for 1809, will shew in what estimation the first edition of this work was held —

    “It is the work of one of the first Military Surgeons of the present day, raised to high rank in his profession at the beginning of a revolution, when merit never fails to be discovered and rewarded. To know that he has been employed in the principal campaigns of the French Armies is sufficient to give an idea of the extent of his experience. We strongly recommend this work to the perusal of all Surgeons, but particularly to army Surgeons. It is to be regretted however that copies of it cannot be readily procured in this country (England) and that no translation of it has yet been published.”

    The present translation is from the authors 2d edition which is enlarged by the addition of several Campaigns, and much important Medical & Surgical matter.
    Source: Baltimore Federal Gazette (Baltimore), 1814/07/05

  • Dates: 1815, Jun. 6
    Notes: “Medical and Chirurgical Faculty meet, and elect Ennalls Martin, President. Dr. R.W. Hall delivers an oration before the Faculty at the Anatomical Room of the College, on “‘The Law of its Organization.'”
    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: 27
  • Dates: 1815/06/05
    Notes: Meeting of Medical and Chirurgical Faculty; Dr. Ennalls Martin elected President, Dr. John Arnest, Secretary; Dr. Richard Wilmot Hall delivers oration in Anatomical Hall of the University on “The Law of Organization” (June 5).
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 681
  • Dates: 1817/02
    Notes: Medical Society of Maryland incorporated, Dr. N. Potter, President, and other charter members Drs. E. DeButts, Samuel Baker, Tobias Watkins, Ezra Gillingham, John B. Caldwell, James Middleton, Maxwell McDowell, R.W. Hall and Thomas Hall (February); first meeting held November 1.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 683
  • Dates: 1818
    Notes: Description of the Medical College of Maryland.
    Source: Niles’ Weekly Register (Baltimore), 1818
  • Dates: 1819, 1837-38
    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: 1820
    Notes: “The City Council in partial recognition of services and expenses for medicine by the physicians of East Baltimore, grant them $1500. They also granted a small sum to Drs. J.C.S. Monkur, L. Rodriguez, and the widow of Dr. John O’Connor.”
    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: 30
  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “Physicians attending yellow fever in Baltimore, 1819-20, were: Allender (Jos.); Alexander (Ashton); Baker (Sam.); Brevitt (Jos.); Clark (M.D.); Clendinen (Wm. Haslett and Alexander); Diffenderfer (Mich.); Dunan (L.M.); Dorsey (Robt. E.); Dorsey (Henry); Ealer (Peter); Elbert; Gillingham (Ezra); Giraud (J.J.); Hall (R.W.); Henderson (Josiah); Jennings (Sam. K.); Johnstone (Henry); Martin (S.B.); Macauly (P.); O’Connor (John); Owen (John); Page (James); Potter (N.); Reese (D.M.); Stewart (W.A.); Smith (Jas.); Taylor (J.B.); Murphy (Thos. L.); Caldwell (J.B.); Readell.

    Of the noble exertions of these men the Mayor says: ‘In adverting to this calamity I should commit an act of injustice were I to omit to notice the humane and magnanimous exertions of those medical gentlemen residing in or near the vicinity of the infected district, and those who extended their assistance when the disease had attained its greatest extent and malignity; some time previous to which period, the more wealthy of our citizens and their families from within the district had removed, and very few remained except those who, by their deprivation of their means of support or from extreme indigence were able to afford but little prospect to the physician of pecuniary renumeration, equal to that which he might actually be called upon to expend from his own means on this account. They still perservered and attended indiscriminately all, the rich and poor, suffering no consideration to deter them from the indulgence of their philanthropic feelings. As the cases multiplied the calls upon them increased, and their natural rest was destroyed and their anxieties strained to such a pitch that their own lives appeared likely to become a sacrifice to their disinterested zeal.’ (Mayor Johnson’s Rep. In Doc. of this Ep., pp. 179-80).”
    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: 29

  • Dates: 1823
    Notes: Drs. Davidge and R. W. Hall each tie the carotid for fungous growth in the antrum.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 688
  • Dates: 1823/10
    Notes: “Dr. Davidge ties the carotid for fungous growth in the Antrum (Pattison’s Surg. Anat., p. 481). Dr. R.W. Hall does the same operation. Dr. Wm. D. McGill ties both carotids in same subject, at an interval of a month, for Fungous Tumor of the Eyes, with relief to patient. The first operation of the kind in America. (See Trans. Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1835, p. 5; also American Journal Medical Science, 1847, July, p. 37, and N.Y. Medical and Physical Journal, vol. iv. p. 576). Dr. Davidge removes the entire Parotid (Cooper’s Surg. Dict., in verbo).”
    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: 32
  • Dates: 1826/03/08
    Notes: “Board of Trustees of Maryland Unversity (Medical Department) meet and organize, and reappoint Drs. Davidge, Potter, DeButts, Hall, Baker, and McDowell, who accept their positions, and they also Dr. John Buckler as Adjunct Professor of Anatomy.”
    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: 33
  • Dates: 1843
    Notes: Impeachment and trial of Professor Richard Wilmot Hall by his colleagues at the University of Maryland for incompetency and violation of regulations. He is acquitted by the Regents. A personal encounter follows between him and Prof. N. R. Smith.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 698
  • Dates: 1847
    Notes: Deaths: Drs. A. Pue, at Baltimore, aet. 71; Charles Maguire, at Baltimore; Maxwell McDowell, at Baltimore, aet. 76; Henry Wilkens, in Baltimore County, aet. 80; A. L. Warner, at Richmond, Va., May 5; John Revere, at New York, May 7, aet. 60; Tristram Thomas, at Easton, August 5, aet. 77; R. W. Hall, at Baltimore, September 14, aet. 62
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 700
  • Dates: 1847
    Notes: Dr. Richard Wilmot Hall ob aet 61
    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: 38

Bibliography

  • Hall, Richard Wilmot, An oration delivered by appointment before the medical and surgical faculty of Maryland… at the biennial convention, June, 1815 Baltimore: Ralph W. Pomeroy & Co.. 22 p. 23 cm.
  • Hall, Richard Wilmot, An inaugural essay on the use of electricity in medicine … Philadelphia: Thomas and George Palmer. 35 p. 20 cm.
    Thesis — University of Pennsylvania
  • Larrey, Dominique Jean, baron, Memoirs of military surgery, and campaigns of the French armies, on the Rhine, in Corsica, catalonia, Egypt, and Syria; at Boulogne, Ulm, and Austerlitz, in Saxony, Prussia, Poland, Spain, and Austria. From the French of D.J. Larrey … By Richard Wilmot Hall…With notes by the translator. First American from the second Paris edition Baltimore: Joseph Cushing. 2 v. 11 plates (2 fold.) 22 cm.
    Translations of the first three volumes of Memoires de chirugie militaire et campagnes, paris 1812, which also appeared in the same year under title: Memoires de medicine et de chirurgie militaires. The fourth volume of the original was not published until 1817.
  • University of Maryland. Medical Department, [Address to the students of the university on the subject of private classes by professors]/University of Maryland, Medical Department. [Prepared by five members of the Medical Faculty: Nathaniel Potter, Samuel Baker, Richard Wilmot Hall, Maxwell McDowell, Granville Sharp Pattison] Baltimore: [The University?].