Charles Burleigh Purvis (1842-1929)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Charles Burleigh Purvis, surgeon and medical educator, was instrumental in the development of Howard University‚Äôs medical department. On July 2, 1881 Purvis was one of the attending physicians following the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Purvis was born in Philadelphia, … Continue reading Charles Burleigh Purvis (1842-1929)