Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Washington Lemuel ATLEE

ATLEE, Washington Lemuel, surgeon, was born in Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 22, 1808;son of Col. William Pitt and Sarah (Light) Atlee. He was graduated at Jefferson Medical college, in 1829; engaged in practice at Mountjoy, Pa., 1829-'33, and at Lancaster, Pa., 1834-'44. He was professor of medical chemistry in Pennsylvania college, 1845-'53; resumed practice in the latter year, and became president of the Philadelphia County Medical association in 1874; of the Pennsylvania Medical association in 1875; and vice-president of the American [p.137] association. Dr. Atlee's contributions to the medical profession are extensive and valuable. His works are largely periodical articles, and he also published: "Memoir of William R. Grant, M.D.", (1853); "General and Differential Diagnosis of Ovarian Tumors" (1873); "Struggles and Triumphs of Ovariotomy" (1875), and "Fibroid Tumors of the Uterus" (1876). See "In Memoriam, Washington Lemuel Atlee," by Thomas Murray Drysdale, M.D., published in the Transactions of the American gynecological society (1879). He died Sept. 7, 1878.

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