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Agnew, David Hayes, 1818-1892 Anatomist and author: born in Lancaster county, Pa., Nov. 24, 1818: was graduated at the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1838; became professor in the Philadelphia School of Anatomy; demonstrator of anatomy in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and surgeon at the Pennsylvania and the Orthopaedic hospitals, all in Philadelphia. During the Civil War he became widely known as a daring and successful operator in casesy known as a daring and successful operator in cases of gunshot wounds. After the war he was elected Professor of Operative Surgery and of the Principles and Practice of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Agnew was the consulting and operating surgeon in the case of President Garfield in 1881. Among his numerous publications are Practical Anatomy; Anatomy and its relation to medicine and Surgery; and The principles and practice of Surgery. He died in Philadelphia, March 22, 1892.