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Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley

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Battles/wars  American Civil War
Name  Ethelbert Dudley
Service/branch  Union Army
Role  Physician
Education  Harvard University

Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley
Died  February 20, 1862, Columbia, Kentucky, United States
Place of burial  Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Battles and wars  American Civil War
Allegiance  United States of America

Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley (1818 – February 20, 1862) was a prominent Kentucky physician and a member of the faculty of Transylvania Medical School.


Early life

Dudley, the son of Ambrose Dudley, was born near Lexington, Kentucky. He was educated at Harvard University and Transylvania Medical School.

Medical career

Dudley studied under his famous uncle, Benjamin Dudley, at Transylvania Medical School; graduating in 1842 and joining the faculty. While at Transylvania, he held several positions including chair of the department of General and Pathological Anatomy. Dudley originated and was editor of the Transylvania Medical Journal. Additionally, Dudley was on faculty at the newly formed Kentucky School of Medical and the United States Marine Hospital of Louisville.

Military service and death

In 1862, at age 45, Dudley died of typhoid fever in Columbia, Kentucky. At the time of his death he was serving in the 21st Kentucky Infantry during the American Civil War. He was interned at Lexington Cemetery.


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