The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Wood, George Bacon
Wood, George Bacon, American physician: b. Greenwich, N. J., 13 March 1797; d. Philadelphia, Pa., 30 March 1879. He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1815 and from its medical department in 1818, and was professor of chemistry at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 1822–31, and of materia medica there 1831–35. He held the chair of materia medica at the University of Pennsylvania 1835–50, and of the theory and practice of medicine there 1850–60, endowing an auxiliary faculty of medicine in the university in 1865. He published 'Treatise on the Practice of Medicine' (1847); 'Therapeutics and Pharmacology' (1856); and with Franklin Bache prepared 'The Dispensatory of the United States' (1833; 17th ed. 1894).