William Shippen, Jr.
b.21 Oct 1736 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
d.11 Jul 1808
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Dr. William Shippen, Jr. (October 21, 1736 – July 11, 1808), was the first systematic teacher of anatomy, surgery and obstetrics in Colonial America and founded the first maternity hospital in America. He was the second Surgeon General of the Continental Army.