HALLOWEEN: Nathaniel Potter MD & Touring with Dr. Marcinko [Part VI]

About Nathaniel Potter, MD

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA, CMP™
Dateline: Baltimore MarylandNathaniel Potter MD

While in Washington DC on the second portion of our recent ME-P book “signing and opining” tour, I had the good fortune to visit the gravesite of the noted physician Nathaniel Potter, MD. Dr. Potter was born in Carolina county Maryland in 1770 and died in Baltimore on 2 January, 1843. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1796, and settled in Baltimore, where he practiced medicine until his death. In 1807, he associated with Dr. John B. Davidge in founding the University of Maryland, School of Medicine where he ultimately served as professor and dean. He died penniless.

THINK Potter’s field!

About Green Mount Cemetery

Green Mount Cemetery is located in Baltimore, MD. Established in 1839, it is noted for the large number of historical figures that have been interred in its grounds as well as a large number of prominent Baltimore-area families. It retained the name Green Mount when the land was purchased from the heirs of Baltimore merchant Robert Oliver. Green Mount is also a treasury of precious works of art, including striking works by major sculptors like William Rinehart and Hans Schuler. The cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


In as much as Dr. Potter was a well know figure to me, I was most pleased at the impromptu visit to his grave. You see, although I attended Temple University because of my future specialty, my first medical school choice would have been at University of Maryland if post-graduate education opportunities had been different at the time. And, I passed the medical school, and the imposing Greek themed Davidge Hall Dome, daily for four years as I rode the number 8 public transportation bus to my undergraduate studies at nearby Loyola University, in Townson Maryland. Of course, the fact that Potter was educated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the first in the nation, did not elude me when I worked in its ER as a young medical student in Philadelphia, back in-the-day. University of Maryland was the fifth such medical school in the country.

About Off Road with Dr. Marcinko

These sporadic off-road segments will continue through-out my summer promotional tour. Attendance at several formal and informal engagements increased since the early summer. The previously noted sales spike for our texts, handbooks and dictionaries; as well as interest in our online www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org  program.

Part V: https://healthcarefinancials.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/off-road-touring-with-dr-marcinko-part-v/


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