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Daniel Drake was an American
United States
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 physician
Physician
A physician is a health care provider who practices the profession of medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury and other physical and mental impairments...

, writer
Writer
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. He was born in Plainfield
Plainfield, New Jersey
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, N. J.
New Jersey
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 to Isaac Drake and Elizabeth Shotwell, and elder brother of Benjamin Drake
Benjamin Drake
Benjamin Drake Historian, editor, and writer born in May's Lick, Mason County, Kentucky to Isaac Drake and Elizabeth Shotwell. His elder brother was the physician and author Daniel Drake...

 author of Life of Tecumseh
Tecumseh
Tecumseh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812...

. Daniel graduated from the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
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 in 1815, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio. Cincinnati is the county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located to north of the Ohio River at the Ohio-Kentucky border, near Indiana. The population within city limits is 296,943 according to the 2010 census, making it Ohio's...

, where he became known as a physician and writer. In 1820 he organized the Medical College of Ohio in Cincinnati and secured a State appropriation for its support and that of a hospital. In 1827 he founded the Western Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences, which he continued to edit until 1848. In 1846 he, William Maclay Awl
William Maclay Awl
William Maclay Awl was an alienist, a politician and a mental health hospital administrator.He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Mary Awl and lawyer and Senator Samuel Awl. He studied basic medical concepts under a local physician. At age 20 he entered the medical department of the...

 and other members of the Ohio medical profession established the Ohio State Medical Society. He was connected, either as a lecturer
Lecturer
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 or professor
Professor
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, at different times, with Transylvania University
Transylvania University
Transylvania University is a private, undergraduate liberal arts college in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, affiliated with the Christian Church . The school was founded in 1780. It offers 38 majors, and pre-professional degrees in engineering and accounting...

, Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
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, the University of Louisville
University of Louisville
The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky. When founded in 1798, it was the first city-owned public university in the United States and one of the first universities chartered west of the Allegheny Mountains. The university is mandated by the Kentucky General...

, and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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. His voluminous published works include:


In 1852, he rejoined the faculty at the Medical College of Ohio but died a few days after receiving his appointment.http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=108

The Daniel Drake Home was located at 429 East Third Street in Cincinnati. He was a founding Member of Christ Church
Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati
Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, United States.- History :Christ Church was founded in 1817 by William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States, Dr. Daniel Drake and other early settlers of Cincinnati...

 in Cincinnati.

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