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EBERLE, John, physician, born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 10 December 1787; died in Lexington, Kentucky, 2 February 1838. He studied medicine in Lancaster and Philadelphia, and was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1809. He began to practice in Manheim, Pennsylvania, and, after living for a short time in Lancaster, accepted a commission as surgeon of militia, serving at the battle at Baltimore in 1814. He then removed to Philadelphia, where he was appointed physician to the poor. He was one of the founders of Jefferson medical College in 1822, and was given the chair of physic there in 1825, being transferred in 1830 to that of materia medica, and lecturing at the same time on obstetrics.
He removed in 1831 to Cincinnati, where he held the professorship of materia medica in the Medical College of Ohio till 1837, and was next called to the chair of the practice of medicine in the medical department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, where he continued till his death. He was a member of many medical and scientific societies. Dr. Eberle was one of the editors of the "Western Medical Gazette" and the "Ohio Medical Lyceum," as well as of the Philadelphia "Medical Recorder," which he conducted from 1818 till 1823. His works include • ' Botanical Terminology" (1818); "Treatise on the Diseases and Physical Education of Children" (Philadelphia, 1.819); "Treatise on Therapeutics and Materia Medica" (2 vols., 1822; 5th ed., 1847); and " Notes of Lectures on the Theory and Praetice of Medicine" (2 vols., 1844). Some of these works have been translated into German.
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