Riddell, John Leonard, 1807-1867. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Riddell, John Leonard, 1807-1867.
Historical Note: John Leonard Riddell, physician, biologist, and inventor, was born in Leyden, Massachusetts, February 20, 1807. In 1835 he was appointed professor of chemistry and botany at Cincinnati Medical College and published his "Synopsis of the Flora of the Western States." He received his medical degree in 1836 from Cincinnati Medical College. He then went to New Orleans as professor of chemistry at the Medical College of Louisiana, where he worked throughout the rest of his life. In New Orleans he also became melter and refiner at the Mint, a member of the River Control Commission, and a member of the Board of Inquiry into causes of yellow fever.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 599
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