chapter  15
William Shippen, Jr. (1736-1808)
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On October 21,1736, when William Shippen, Jr. (1736-1808), was born in Philadelphia, Anglo-Saxon America was under British dominance, medical schools did not exist, and physicians were trained by apprenticeship.1,2 It was not a simple task to learn medical principles and to institute them in daily clinical practice.