DR . ALEXANDER HUMPHREYS Dr . Humphreys ( 1757 1802 ) , An Important Teacher In ...
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Description: DR . ALEXANDER HUMPHREYS Dr . Humphreys ( 1757 1802 ) , an important teacher in 18th century Virginia , received his M . D . from the University of Edinburgh . He practiced medicine in Augusta County and Stuanton from 1783 to 1802 in an office facing the county courthouse . Among Dr . Humphreys many students were Dr . Ephraim McDowell , the " Founder of Abdominal Surgery ; " Dr . Samuel Brown , a pioneer in the use of smallpox vaccination ; and President William Henry Harrison . Dr . Humphreys is buried in the churchyard of Trinity Episcopal Church . Department of Conservation and Historic Resources , 1987