Dr. Reuben Saunders - Paducah, Kentucky
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 05.240 W 088° 35.818
16S E 358065 N 4105753
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating historic physician in Paducah.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2009 5:31:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM6E56
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:

 Dr. Reuben Saunders

On this site stood the office of Reuben Saunders, M.D., credited with discovering that hypodermic use of morphine-atropine halted cholera during epidemic here in 1873. Telegraphed prescription to other plague-stricken areas. Accepted by Materia Medica, world over. Honored by American Medical Association and in Europe. See other side. Marker presented by the McCracken County Medical Society.

(Reverse)

Dr. Reuben Saunders

Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, September 6, 1808. Outstanding pioneer physician in Western Kentucky for fifty years. Discovered treatment for cholera. First to advocate fresh air for pneumonia and tuberculosis. First President, West Ky. Medical Association. Grandfather of Irvin S. Cobb. Died in Paducah, Dec. 13, 1891. See other side. Marker presented by McCracken County Medical Society.

Marker Name: Dr. Reuben Saunders

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number (for official markers): 1057

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
McCracken County Medical Society
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Department of Highways


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