Philo J. Farnsworth Papers
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- Farnsworth, Philo J. (Person)
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Philo Judson Farnsworth was born January 9, 1830, in Westford, Vermont. He received the B.A. degree in 1854 from the University of Vermont. He received the M. A. and M.D. degrees from that institution in 1858. In 1860 he received a medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. He received the Honorary Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1897.
Dr. Farnsworth set up his private medical practice in Lyons, Iowa, in 1862 and relocated to Clinton, Iowa, in 1869. In 1870, Farnsworth was named professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the fledgling State University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he taught courses in Materia Medica as well as in Diseases of Children for 22 years. He was also an amateur geologist.
Farnsworth married Elizabeth B. D. Eaton in 1872. He died February 14, 1909 after a fall at his home.
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