Daniel J. McCarthy
American neurologist, born June 22, 1874, Philadelphia; died 1965.
Biography of Daniel J. McCarthy
Daniel J. McCarthy studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his doctorate in 1895. He later became professor of forensic medicine at this university as well as at Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. He was also neurologist at the Philadelphia General Hospital and St. Agnes Hospital.
MacCarthy was the publisher of John James Reese’s (1818-1892) Text-Book of Medical jurisprudence and toxicology, first published in 1884.
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