Richard McSherry

Birth: 1817, Nov. 21
Death: 1885, Oct. 7
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

US Census

Year Occupation County Ward/District Post Office Page
1860 Baltimore City 12 742

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1865-1866 Richard McSherry doctor 189 N Howard Baltimore City
1877 Richard McSherry doctor 189 N. Howard St. Baltimore City
1867-1868 Richard McSherry doctor 189 N Howard Baltimore City
1881 Richard McSherry doctor 189 N. Howard Baltimore City

Additional Information

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    MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    
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    RECORD
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    Author
    McSherry, Richard, 1817-1885.
    
    Title Statement
    Valedictory address to the graduating class of the Medical Department of
    the University of Maryland  / by Richard McSherry, M.D.
    
    Published
    Baltimore : Printed by W.M. Innes, 1863.
    
    Description
    19 p. : ; 21 cm.
    
    Title Statement
    Valedictory address to the graduating class of the Medical Department of
    the University of Maryland  / by Richard McSherry, M.D.
    
    Subject
    University of Maryland at Baltimore. School of Medicine.
    
    Call Number
    PAM 2824
    
    Location
    Main Reading Room
    

    Source:

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    The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VII
    M.
    McSweeney, Miles Benjamin
    
    McSHERRY, Richard, physician, was born in Martinsburg, Va., Nov. 21, 1817; son of Dr. Richard McSherry, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical school, and a successful practitioner in Virginia for over fifty years. He was educated at Georgetown college, D.C., and the University of Maryland, and was graduated from the Universlty of Pennsylvania, M.D. in 1841. He was appointed assistant surgeon in the medical corps of the U.S. army, Aug. 21, 1838; served under General Taylor in the Seminole war, and resigned his commission, April 30, 1840. He was married in 1842 to a daughter of Robert Wilson, a prominent Baltimore lawyer. He was assistant surgeon in the U.S. navy, 1843-56. He practised in Baltimore, Md., 1856-83; Was professor of materia medica in the University of Maryland, 1862-65; and of the principles and practice of medicine there, 1865-85. He was a member of the medico-chirurgical faculty of Maryland, vice-president of that body in 1870, and president in 1883; one of the founders and first president of the Baltimore Academy of Medicine, and president of the Maryland state board of health. He contributed to the leading medical journals and is the author of: El Puchero, or a Mixed Dish from Mexico (1850); Essays (1869); and Health and How to Promote it (1883). He died in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7, 1885.

    Source: The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VII. See: Ancestry.com

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    Notes: Consulting Physician, Baltimore Charity Eye and Ear Dispensary
    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: 255
  • Dates: 1817-1885
    Notes:

    Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.
    Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography
    page 647
    McSHERRY, RICHARD, physician, author, was born Nov. 21, 1817, in Martinsburg, W. Va. He was a physician of prominence in Baltimore, and in early life in the naval service. He was the author of Early History of Maryland, and Other Essays; El Puchero, a discursive work on Mexico; Military Life in Field and Camp; and Health and How to Promote It, his principal writings. He died Oct. 7, 1885, in Baltimore, Md.

    Source: Herringshaw’s Encyclopedia of American Biography. See: Ancestry.com

  • Dates: 1817-1885
    Notes: Born at Martinsburg, Va., November 21, 1817; son of Dr. R. McSherry. Educated at Georgetown College; attended lectures at the Universities of Maryland and Pennsylvania; M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1841; Assistant Surgeon, U.S. A., 1841-42, serving in Elorida War; Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon, U. S. N., 1842-51, serving in the Mexican War; resigned, 1851, and began practice at Baltimore; Lecturer on Materia Medica, University of Maryland, 1862-63; Professor of Materia Medica, 1863-64; Professor of Practice, University of Maryland, 1864-85; a Founder, and the first President, Baltimore Academy of Medicine, 1877-79; Vice-President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1871-72 and 1882-83; President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1883-84; President of the Maryland State Board of Health, 1884; author of “El Puchero, or a Mixed Dish from Mexico,” 8vo, Philadelphia, 1850; “Essays and Lectures,” 8vo, Baltimore, 1869; “Health and How to Promote It,” 12mo, New York, first edition, 1879; second edition, 1883. Died at Baltimore, October 7, 1885.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 500
  • Dates: 1862
    Notes: Dr. Richard McSherry, Professor of Materia Medica, University of Maryland.
    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: 42
  • Dates: 1862-85
    Notes: Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Lecturer 1862-63
    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: 1885
    Notes: Died, Baltimore City, October 7, 1885, age 67, surgeon in the Florida and Mexican wars.
    Source: Arps, Walter E., Jr., Maryland Mortalities 1876-1915 from the (Baltimore) Sun Almanac Westminster: Family Line Publications: 152