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Name:    Farrar, Bernard
Profession:  Medicine
Description:    Bernard Farrar was born in Virginia and later lived in Kentucky. He graduated from medical school at Transylvania University and came to St. Louis in 1807. He was the first American physician to practice west of the Mississippi.

Farrar married the niece of Governor William Clark after his first wife and all three of their children died. He served in the War of 1812 as a surgeon. In 1849 he contracted cholera from one of the many patients he was treating and died.

Farrar Street in North St. Louis is named for him. [Final Resting Place, p. 34]

Final Resting Place-The Lives and Deaths of Famous St. Louisians

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