Dr. Alexander Humphreys
N 38° 08.904 W 079° 04.356
17S E 668886 N 4224035
Quick Description: Dr. Alexander Humphreys was an important teacher whose students achieved varied successes.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2006 2:56:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMTK4
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 Staunton from 1783 to 1802 in an office facing the county courthouse. Among Dr. Humphreys' many students were Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the "Founder of Abdomial Surgery;" Dr. Samuel Brown, apioneer in the use of smallpox vaccination; and President William Henry Harrison. Dr. Humphreys is buried in the churchyard of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Marker Number: A 63
Marker Title: Dr. Alexander Humphreys
Marker Location: Near the Augusta County Courthouse
County or Independent City: Staunton
Web Site: [Web Link]
Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 1987.