Born in Ireland, March 21, 1763; died in New York , July 12, 1841 Studied medicine in Vienna and elsewhere. Suffered imprisonment for participating in Irish revolutionary struggles. He came to this country in 1805, where he made distinguished contributions to the advancement of medicine. He held the chair of obstetrics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and later took charge of the department of Chemistry and Materia Medica. In 1826 he helped found Rutgers Medical College, then on Duane Street, New York. His monument is inscribed in English, Latin, and Gaelic. St. Paul's Cathedral, Trinity Parish, New York City, Broadway and Fulton Street.