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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Mott, Valentine 1785- 1865 (search)
Mott, Valentine 1785-1865 Surgeon; born in Glen Cove, Long Island, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1785; studied medicine and surgery in London and Edinburgh, and on his return in 1809 was appointed to the chair of Surgery in Columbia College, and subsequently in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, and the Rutgers Medical College. The eminent Sir Astley Cooper said: Dr. Mott has performed more of the great operations than any man living or that ever did live. He died in New York City, April 26, 1865.