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James Meschter Anders

Born  1854-07-22
Died  1936

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American physician, born July 22, 1854, Fairview Village, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; died 1936.

Biography of James Meschter Anders

James Meschter Anders obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1877 became doctor of medicine. He worked in Philadelphia as professor of medicine from 1892 to 1918 at the Medico-Chirurgical College which became the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, with him as professor of medicine and clinical medicine from 1917. He was active in several hospitals, among others for several years the Philadelphia Hospital. He wrote a successful textbook of medicine and amongst other honours was awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in France in 1923.


  • House plants as sanitary agents. Philadelphia, 1887.
  • A textbook of the practice of medicine.
    Philadelphia, Saunders, 1897; 9th edition, 1909, 1326 pages. 14th edition, 1917.
  • Textbook of medical diagnosis.
    With L. Napoleon Boston (1872-1931). Philadelphia, 1911; 2nd edition, 1914.

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