Annan, M.D., CSA
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Annan, Samuel (1797-1868)
Samuel Annan was born in Philadelphia
in 1797; he went abroad and took his medical degree at the University of
Edinburgh in 1820, and the same year was president of the Royal Physical
Society, Edinburgh. In 1820-21 he was assistant at Guy's Hospital and at
St Thomas's Hospital, London.
He returned to the United States and
was one of the founders of Washington Medical College, Baltimore, in
1827, and professor of anatomy and physiology from its opening until
In 1846-47 he was professor of
obstetrics and diseases of women and children.
In 1848 professor of practice in the Transylvania University, Lexington,
Ky., and was the first superintendent of the Western Lunatic Asylum,
Hopkinsville, Ky., from its opening, 1854, until his resignation in
From 1861 to 1864
Samuel Annon, M.D. was a surgeon in
the Confederate Army from Maryland and was commissioned Aug. 1862 and
saw duty as a full surgeon, In 1863, he was
stationed at the Hospital in Buchannan and then transferred
to the Hospital at West Point, Mississippi. In 1865 he was
on Field duty with the Army of Tenn. and was paroled at
Macon, Georgia, from which he returned to Maryland.
Annan published the first recorded
cases of bronchotomy in Maryland. He died at the Church Home, Baltimore,
Jan. 19, 1868.
Med. Annals of Maryland, Cordcll.
Institutional Care of the Insane in the U. S. and
Canada, H. M. Hurd, 1917.