Charles Caldwell

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Charles Caldwell was born in Caswell County, North Carolina back in 1772. I have no information of who his parents were or his early childhood. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1796. After graduation, he practiced medicine in Philadelphia while being a lecturer at his alma mater.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815. A significant number of copies of his publication survived some of which are held by the United States National Library of Medicine. In 1819, he moved to Lexington, Kentucky joining the fledgling school of medicine at Transylvania University where he turned the school into the region’s strongest. He died in 1853, he as 81.

What you may not know about Charles is that in 1821, he convinced the Kentucky General Assembly to purchase $10,000.00 worth of science and medical books from France, many of which are still held at the University of Louisville School of Medicine which he founded in 1837.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

A big step for education and a wise contribution.

May 13, 2019 03:15 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray ...Charles Caldwell's involvement in education resulted in great leaps and bounds within the medical field....

May 13, 2019 03:49 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Great information stands the test of time.

May 13, 2019 04:10 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a neat read and a smart guy recognizing the value of history.

May 13, 2019 04:16 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Must have had a lot of useful information at the time and if one were to read today as well.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 13, 2019 04:17 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Those who give the gift of education give the best gift that anyone could get.  A

May 13, 2019 06:01 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like a man that really enjoyed to study and learn as much as he could while he was alive.

May 13, 2019 07:02 AM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting as always James about someone that had the sense to do something great.


May 13, 2019 08:30 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 That is another wonderful story about people in our history making a difference. I can’t imagine how much those textbooks are worth today James Dray 

May 13, 2019 09:39 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - a gift of education hopefully becomes a lifelong interest in learning and additional discovering.

May 13, 2019 10:14 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I continue to be amazed at the wonderful men and women who came before us and gave us so much. Have a great day. 

May 13, 2019 11:47 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I wonder how many of those books are around today. It would be interesting to find out how accurate they were.

May 13, 2019 02:03 PM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I wish more people today believed in science b=versus superstition. We need him today.

May 13, 2019 06:37 PM #13
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It would be interesting to know what those books are worth today James Dray .

May 14, 2019 06:14 AM #14
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

You always provide such helpful information for all of us - thanks and have a wonderful day

May 15, 2019 04:18 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

I always enjoy these posts and the many contributions and achievements you share. 

Enjoy your weekend!


May 16, 2019 08:30 AM #16
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I love libraries and how wonderful to supply a library with great books.

May 16, 2019 11:17 AM #17
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