Monday, November 16, 2020

Henry Feltus Quackenbos: Dr. Quackenbos Got Around

Henry Feltus Quackenbos, son of Nicholas; born on Greenwich street, New York City on September 29, 1819; married 1st Mary Pride and had no children. He married 2nd, on June 1868, Margaret Rogers Rose Jack. Together they had one child, Henry Forrest born in 1870.

Henry Feltus Quackenbos graduated from Columbia College with the degree of A. M., and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1841 with the degree of M. D. After graduating from the Medical College he studied in London, Edinburgh and Paris.

While in Paris he was appointed Brigade Surgeon of the brigade commanded by Gen. Pellisser, afterwards Duke of Malakoif, and served in the French campaign in Northern Africa against the Algerians. He subsequently visited Nubia and ascended the Nile, later on making a prolonged visit to Jerusalem and other cities of Palestine.

He was at Alexandria in Egypt during a cholera epidemic, and attended many of the victims, with happy results. During the cholera epidemic in New York, 1849, he attended Bellevue Hospital. He was honorary physician of the New York Dramatic Fund Association from its organization to the time of his death, also a member of the County Medical Society; the County Medical Association; the Parisian Medical Society; the Medical Journal Association; a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine and the American Geographical Society; surgeon of the 3rd Brigade, N. G. S. N. Y., and to the New York Dispensary; member of the Manhattan Club of New York city.

He was a great lover of art, and possessed in his collection two wonderful statuettes of Demiosthenes and Caesar which he obtained at Pompeii.

Henry Feltus Quackenbos died in New York City on August 21, 1888.

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