Harvey Leonidas Byrd

Birth: 1820, Aug. 8
Death: 1884, Nov. 29
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1868-1869 Harvey L. Byrd doctor 42 McCulloh Baltimore City
1877 Harvey L. Byrd doctor 366 N. Fremont St. Baltimore City
1867-1868 Harvey L. Byrd doctor 366 N Fremont Baltimore City
1881 Harvey L. Byrd doctor 225 N. Gilmore Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates:
    Notes: See also:
    Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888-1889. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1968. (ApCAB)

    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)
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  • Dates: 1820-?
    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: 73
  • Dates: 1820-1884
    Notes: BYRD, Harvey Leonidas (1820-1884), physician and army surgeon, was born in Salem, South Carolina, August 8, 1820, descendant of English and Scotch ancestors; his paternal grandfather was in Marion’s Brigade in the American Revolution. He received the honorary degree of A.M. from Emory College, Ga., then studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College and at Pennsylvania College, receiving his medical degree from the latter in 1840; an M.D. was received from the University of Pennsylvania in 1867.

    After practicing in Salem, in Georgetown, S.C., and in Savannah, Ga., Byrd moved to Baltimore, soon after the Civil War, where he practiced until his death.

    He served as professor of materia medica and dean of Savannah Medical College; professor of practice and dean of Oglethorpe Medical College, and was a surgeon n the Confederate Army. In 1867 he assisted in reorganizing Washington University Medical School, Baltimore, and was dean and professor of obstetrics there, 1867-72. He was one of the founders of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, in 1872, and served as professor of practice, 1872-73; professor of diseases of women and children, 1873-74. He was one of the founders of the Baltimore Medical College in 1881 and the first president of the Epidemiological Society of Maryland.

    For three years Byrd was editor of the “Oglethorpe Medical and Surgical Journal,” and he edited, also, the “Independent Practitioner,” Baltimore.

    In 1844 he married Adelaide, daughter of the Hon. John Dazier of Williamsburg, S.C.

    He died at Baltimore, Nov. 29, 1884.
    Source: Kelly, Howard A. and Burrage, Walter J., Dictionary of American Medical Biography: Lives of Eminent Physicians of the United States and Canada, From the Earliest Times [reprint of 1928 edition] Boston: Milford House: 186-87

  • Dates: 1820-1884
    Notes: Born at Salem, S.C., August 8, 1820. A.M. (Honorary), Emory College, Ga.; attended Jefferson Medical College and Pennsylvania College, taking M.D. from the latter, 1840, and from the University of Pennsylvania, 1867; practiced successively at Sumter and Georgetown, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Baltimore; Professor of Materia Medica and Dean of Savanah Medical College; Professor of Practice and Dean of Oglethorpe Medical College; Surgeon, C.S.A.; assisted in reorganizing Washington University Medical School, 1867; Dean and Professor of Obstetrics, Washington University Medical School, 1867-72; one of the founders of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, 1872; Professor of Practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1872-73; Professor of Diseases of Women and Children, 1873-74; Vaccine Physician, 1873; one of the founders of the Baltimore Medical College, 1881; first President, Epidemiological Society of Maryland; Editor, Oglethorpe Medical and Surgical Journal, for three years; Editor, Independent Practitioner, Baltimore. Died at Baltimore, November 29, 1884.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 340
  • Dates: 1867
    Notes: Washington Medical University reorganized. Faculty, Dr. Thos. E. Bond, Sr., President and Profess of Materia Medica; Edward Warren, of Surgery; H. L. Byrd, of Obstetrics; Jas. P. Logan, of Practice; J. W. Walls, of Anatomy; Pascal A. Quinan, of Physiology; H. St. Geo. Hopkins, Diseases of Women and Children; Jas. E. Claggett, Medical Chemistry and Pharmacy; J. n. Monmonier, Demonstrator of Anatomy, and A. H. Powell, Adjunct Surgery; C. M. Mofitt, Adjunct Practice; T. H. Wingfield, Adjunct Physiology. Lectures of Washington Medical University are held at northwest corner Calvert and Saratoga, and in 1871 at northwest corner of same streets (now City Hospital and College of Physicians and Surgeons).
    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: 43-44
  • Dates: 1873
    Notes: Vaccine physician
    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: 269
  • Dates: 1884
    Notes: Died, Baltimore City, November 29, 1884, age 64.
    Source: Arps, Walter E., Jr., Maryland Mortalities 1876-1915 from the (Baltimore) Sun Almanac Westminster: Family Line Publications: 37