Dr. Henry Willis Baxley

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Dr. Henry Willis Baxley

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Birthplace: Clover Hill, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death: March 13, 1876 (72)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Place of Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Baxley and Mary Baxley
Husband of Annabella Baxley and Mary Virginia Baxley
Father of Anna Belle Baxley; Dr. Claude Baxley and Isaac Rieman Baxley
Brother of George Washington Baxley

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About Dr. Henry Willis Baxley

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in June 1803. There, he was educated at St. Mary's College before beginning medical school at the University of Maryland, from which he received his M. D. in 1824. In 1826, he began working as an attending physician at the Baltimore General Dispensary, where he continued to work until 1829. From 1830 to 1831, he was the attending physician at the Maryland Penitentiary. He was named a demonstrator of anatomy at the University of Maryland in 1834, and replaced Eli Geddings as professor of anatomy and physiology at this institution in 1837.

In 1839, Baxley worked with Chapin A. Harris, Horace H. Hayden, and Thomas E. Bond to found the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. For a year afterward, Baxley taught anatomy and physiology there. He served as professor of surgery at Washington University of Baltimore from 1842 to 1847, and he worked as a physician at the Baltimore Almshouse from 1849 to 1850. In 1850, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became chair of anatomy at the Medical College of Ohio. He became chair of surgery there in 1852, and served as the government's inspector of hospitals in 1865. He lived in Europe from 1866 until returning to Baltimore in 1875. He died in Baltimore on March 13, 1876. In his will, he bequeathed $23,836.52 to the trustees of Johns Hopkins University for an endowed professorship. In 1901, Johns Hopkins used this money to establish the Baxley Professorship of Pathology, the first ever endowed chair in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It was first held by William Henry Welch.[

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Dr. Henry Willis Baxley's Timeline

1803
June 13, 1803
Clover Hill, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
1835
1835
Maryland, United States
1839
1839
Maryland, United States
1850
March 28, 1850
Maryland, United States
1876
March 13, 1876
Age 72
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
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Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA