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|Full Name||William Shippen Jr.|
|Who||U.S. Surgeon General|
|Birth Date||October 21, 1736|
|Death Date||July 11, 1808|
|Born||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Died||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Cause of Death||unknown|
|Father||William Shippen Sr.|
|Mother||Susanna Harrison Shippen|
Ann Hume Shippen
Thomas Lee Shippen
Benjamin Rush was a law student under Shippen. Years later, Rush resigned from his post as Surgeon General due to a bitter feud between them.
Shippen was the great-cousin of Peggy Shippen.
Shippen co-founded the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania in 1765, along with John Morgan.
Shippen was a friend of John Morgan, whom he met while at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. However, Shippen eventually conspired to replace Morgan in his post as Surgeon General, and succeeded. Morgan reported that tensions between the other surgeons in the department, particularly the ruthless Shippen, was so unbearable that he resigned. Needless to say, Shippen and Morgan did not remain friends.
Through his marriage to Alice Lee, Shippen was the son-in-law of Thomas Lee.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Born here, 1736. Died here, 1808.
Princeton University - Attended university here, 1750 - 1754.
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Attended medical school here, 1757 - 1761.