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YANDELL, Lunsford Pitts, physician, born near Hartsville, Tennessee, 4 July, 1805' died in Louisville, Kentucky, 4 February, 1878. He was graduated at the medical department of the University of Maryland in 1825, and in 1826 settled in Murfreesboro', Tennessee In 1830 he removed to Nashville and in 1831 to Lexington, Kentucky, thence in 1837 to Louisville. He was elected professor of chemistry in Transylvania university in 1831, and in 1837 to the same chair in the medical department of the University of Louisville. In 1849 he was transferred to the chair of physiology and pathological anatomy, and in 1859 became professor of the theory and practice of medicine in Memphis medical college. He held the presidency of the Louisville. Lexington, and Kentucky medical societies, and of the Louisville college of physicians and surgeons. For six years he edited the "Transylvania Journal of Medicine," and in 1840-'5', on the " Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery." He was the author of a prize essay on "Fever"; a report on " The Medical Sciences" (1849); one on "American Medical Literature" (1873)" also one on the same subject before the International medical congress held in Philadelphia in 1876; and other medical papers and addresses.
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