Samuel Annan

Birth: 1797 or 1800
Death: 1868, Jan. 19
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1840-1841 Samuel Annan doctor 44 N Liberty Street Baltimore City
1842 Samuel Annan doctor 44 N. Liberty St. Baltimore City
1831 Samuel Annan doctor, professor of anatomy to Washington Medical College dwelling: N. Liberty St opposite Dutch Alley Baltimore City
1843 Samuel Annan doctor 35 n Liberty st. Baltimore City
1833 Samuel Annan doctor dwelling N Liberty opposite Dutch Alley Baltimore City
1837-1838 Samuel Annan doctor 44 N Liberty St. Baltimore City
1835-1836 Samuel Annan doctor 44 N Liberty St. Baltimore City
1829 Samuel Annon doctor Liberty, next door to St. John’s Church Baltimore City
1827 Samuel Annan M.D. 44 N Liberty Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates:
    Notes: See also:
    Dictionary of American Medical Biography. Lives of eminent physicians of the United States and Canada, from the earliest times. By Howard A. Kelly and Walter L. Burrage. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1928. Reprint. Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Longwood Press, 1979. (DcAmMeB)
    Source:
  • Dates: ?-1825
    Notes: ANNAN, Mary Jane (McKaleb)
    d. Sunday 23 July, 1825, Mrs. Mary Jane Annan, wife of Dr. Samuel Annan of Baltimore, and dau. of Major John McKaleb of Taney-Town. Frederick Herald, 30 July, 1825.
    “Aged 21 years and 11 mos.” C.C.7
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.
  • Dates: 1797-1868
    Notes: ANNAN, Dr. Samuel 1797-1868
    m. Tuesday, 13 January, 1824 by Rev. Mr. Grier, Dr. Samuel Annan, of Emmitsburg, to Miss Mary Jane, e.d. of John McKaleb of Taneytown. Frederick Herald, 31 January 1824.

    b. in Philadelphia, 1797
    d. at Church Home, Baltimore, 19 January, 1868. Sun, 20 January 1868. Cordell.
    F.C.M.L. dated 5 Jan. 1824
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.

  • Dates: 1797-1868
    Notes: Samuel Annan was born in Philadelphia in 1797; he went abroad and took his medical degree at the University of Edinburgh in 1820, and the same year was president of the Royal Physical Society, Edinburgh. In 1820-21 he was assistant at Guy’s Hospital and at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London.

    He returned to the United States and was one of the founders of Washington Medical College, Baltimore, in 1827; and professor of anatomy and physiology from its opening until 1834.

    In 1846-47 he was professor of obstetrics and diseases of women and children, in 1848 professor of practice in the Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., and was the first superintendent of the Western Lunatic Asylum, Hopkinsville, Ky., from its opening 1854, until his resignation n 1858.

    From 1861 to 1864 he was surgeon in the Confederate Army.

    Annan published the first recorded cases of bronchotomy in Maryland. He died at the Church Home, Baltimore, Jan. 19, 1868.

    Med. Annals of Maryland, Cordell, 1903.
    Institutional Care of the Insane in the U.S. and Canada, H.M. Hurd, 1917.

    Source: Kelly, Howard A. and Burrage, Walter J., American Medical Biographies Baltimore: Norman, Remington Company: 31

  • Dates: 1797-1868
    Notes: [Admitted to MedChi 1822] Born at Philadelphia, 1797. M.D., University of Edinburgh, 1820; thesis, ‘De Apoplexia Sanguinea;’ President Royal Physical Society, Edinburgh, 1820; Assistant Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London, 1820-21; Founder of Washington Medical College, Baltimore, 1827; Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Washington Medical College, 1827-34; Orator, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1835; Attending Physician, Baltimore Almshouse, 1839-45; Professor Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., 1846-47; Professor of Practice, Transylvania University, 1848; Superintendant Western Lunatic Asylum, Hopkinsville, Ky., 1853-57; Surgeon, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Line Steamships to Liverpool; Surgeon, C.S.A., 1861-64; published first recorded cases of Bronchotomy in Maryland (American Medical Recorder); invented an instrument for prolapsus uteri. Died at the Church Home, Baltimore, January 19, 1868.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 304
  • Dates: 1800-1868
    Notes: BIOGRAPHY
    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: 56-57
  • Dates: 1827/03
    Notes: “Washington College, of Washington, Pa., authorizes the establishment of a Medical School in Baltimore. Faculty are H.G. Jameson, Surgery; Sam. K. Jennings, Materia Medica and Therapeutics; Wm. W. Handy, Obstetrics and Diseases of Women; James H. Milller, Practice; Sam. Annan, Anatomy and Physiology; John W. Vethake, Chemistry. They organize and lecture on Holliday street, opposite the Old City Hall.”
    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: 33-34
  • Dates: 1827-1828 session
    Notes: Faculty, Washington Medical College, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 20
  • Dates: 1833
    Notes: Incorporator, charter of 1833, Washington Medical College
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 22
  • Dates: 1835
    Notes: Asst. Com., Board of Health
    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: 262
  • Dates: 1838-45
    Notes: Served as Attending Physician, Baltimore City and County Alms House, 1838-45
    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: 250
  • Dates: 1840
    Notes: Annan, Dr. Samuel & Anne Mary Buchanan eldest daughter James Buchanan all of Baltimore m. Oct. 7 1840 by Musgrave.
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.
  • Dates: 1845-46 session
    Notes: Professor of General Pathology, and the Special Pathology, Physical Diagnosis, and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest, Washington Medical College
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 20
  • Dates: 1868
    Notes: Dr. Sam’l Anman ob. aet. 68.
    Source:

Bibliography

  • Annan, Samuel, An address delivered to the graduates of Washington Medical College, Baltimore : at the annual commencement, on Monday March 17, 1834 Baltimore: John D. Toy. 14, [2] p. (last leaf blank) ; 20 cm
    Apparently this was formerly the final item in a bound vol., the contents of which appear in manuscript on the
    final blank leaf and the following endpage.

    Location: HMD Collection
    Call Number: W6 P3 v.7481 box 2 no.25