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Gridley, Selah

Lester Wallman

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Gridley, Selah (03 June 1770–17 February 1826), physician and medical educator, was born in Farmington, Connecticut, the son of Timothy Gridley, a farmer and deacon of the West Hartford Congregational Church, and Rhoda Woodruff. Nothing is known of his schooling, but he seems to have been well educated: he had some French, Latin, and Greek, his penmanship was elegant, and he wrote many poems. As a young man Gridley taught school during two winters in the southern district of West Hartford. In 1791 he began the study of medicine with ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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