David Meredith Reese

Birth: 1800
Death: 1861, May 13
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1822-1823 D.M. Reese M.D. Great York, north side east of High, OT Baltimore City
1827 David M. Reese (firm of Reese & Miller) dwelling Exeter south of Pratt Baltimore City
1824 David Reese M.D. Great York, north side east of High, OT Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1800-1861
    Notes: Born in Maryland, 1800. M.D., University of Maryland, 1819; Vaccine Physician at Baltimore, 1824, and Censor the same year; LL.D.; Professor of Medicine, Castleton College, Vermont, 1841-42; Professor of the Institutes of Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence, Washington University, Baltimore, 1842-45; Professor of Medicine, Albany Medical College; Resident Physician, Bellevue Hospital, New York; a Founder of New York Academy of Medicine; Vice-President, American Medical Association, 1857; Professor of Practice of Medicine, New York Medical College, 1860; edited “Cooper’s Dictionary of Practical Surgery,” American edition, 1844; Editor of American Medical Gazette, New York. Died at New York, May 13, 1861. See Trans. American Medical Association, 1861.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 545
  • 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: 1820, Mar. 2
    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: 1821/08
    Notes: “Dr. D.M. Reese trephines for Epilespy with relief of patient (Cooper’s Surgical Dictionary, 363.)”
    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: 31
  • Dates: 1822
    Notes: Dr. D. M. Reese successfully trephines the skull for epileptoid convulsions.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 687
  • Dates: 1824
    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: 272
  • Dates: 1826/03/06
    Notes: “Dr. D.M. Reese ties the carotid preparatory to removal of a tumor.”
    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

Bibliography

  • Reese, David Meredith, Observations on the epidemic of 1818, as it prevailed in a part of the city of Baltimore comprising an accurate history of its origins, progress and effects, as far as they can be ascertained; to which are affixed, by way of appendix, some remarks on the medical treatment of the disease, as found successful in the hands of the most distinguished members of the profession Baltimore: The author. 114, [1] p. 18 cm