Anatomist and author: born in Lancaster county, Pa.
, Nov. 24, 1818: was graduated at the Medical Department of the University
in 1838; became professor in the Philadelphia School of Anatomy; demonstrator of anatomy in the Medical Department of the University
, 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 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
. Dr. Agnew
was the consulting and operating surgeon in the case of President Garfield
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.