The medical school at the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1765, making it the oldest medical school in the United States.
Joseph Carson was born 19 April 1808 to Joseph and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Carson. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1830. In his early career, Carson focused on obstetrics and materia medica, but then decided to focus primarily on materia medica. He worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1844 to 1848 and 1850 until his death in 1876.
Hugh Lenox Hodge was born 27 June 1796 to Hugh and Maria (Blanchard) Hodge. He married margaret E. Aspinwall and they had seven children. Hodge worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1823 to 1863. During that time, failing eyesight forced him to shift from surgery to obstetrics. He died 23 February 1873.
Joseph Leidy was born 9 September 1823 to Philip and Catherine (Mellick) Leidy. He married Anna Harden in 1864, and died 30 April 1891. He worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1853 to 1891, focusing on microscopy.
George Bacon Wood was born 13 March 1797 to Richard and Elizabeth (Bacon) Wood; he married Caroline Hahn. Wood worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1835 to 1860, and then served as a trustee from 1863 until his death 30 March 1879
Samuel Jackson was born 22 March 1787 to David and Susan (Kemper) Jackson, and died 4 April 1872. He worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1835 to 1863.
William Gibson was born 14 March 1788 and died 2 March 1868. He married first Sarah Charlotte Hollingsworth and had five children, and married second [unknown] and had three children. He worked at the University of Pennsylvania from 1819 to 1855.
Robert E. Rogers