Biography of the foremost physician of America's Revolutionary period, drawn from contemporary documents and letters and retold with appreciation and solicitude of the man and his times. A doctor's son, young Samuel was sent to London and Edinburgh to study. On his return, he inherited his father's practice in New York. He took a non-partisan stand through the Revolution; he went through the scarlet fever epidemic, he treated our first president, after the establishment of the Republic. And his non professional accomplishments have given him lasting memorials. He founded New York Hospital, he was president of College of Physicians and Surgeons, he sponsored the Elgin Garden and was one of the country's pioneer horticulturists, and he established New York's first Public Library. At the old Bard estate at Hyde Park, President Roosevelt will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Samuel Bard on June 27th. The market Those interested in Americana --and in early medical history, primarily.