Samuel David Gross
SAMUEL DAVID GROSS (1805-1884) was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. He obtained the M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1828, at which institution he was called to the chair of surgery thirty years later. He was one of the most skilled and famous American surgeons of his time and wrote many authoritative works in his field. His Elements of Pathologic Anatomy was the first exhaustive treatise on the subject in English.