Ebenezer Kingsbury Hunt

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Ebenezer Kingsbury Hunt (often called E. K. Hunt) (August 26, 1810 - May 2, 1889)[1] was a prominent physician in Hartford, Connecticut.[2] Hunt's parents were Dr. Eleazar Hunt (1786-1867) and Sybil (Pomeroy) Hunt (1789-1876). Ebenezer Kingsbury Hunt was born in Coventry, Connecticut and educated in the schools of Middletown, Connecticut and Amherst, Massachusetts[3] and graduated from Yale College in 1833, where he was a member of the Linonian Society. He studied medicine at the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, receiving his M.D. in 1838. Hunt became a prominent physician in Hartford, President of the Connecticut State Medical Society in 1864 and 1865, director and medical visitor of the Connecticut Retreat for the Insane (now called The Institute of Living), and physician to the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb (now called the American School for the Deaf). In 1848 he married Mary A. Crosby of Hartford. Ebenezer and Mary had four children. Hunt died in Hartford on May 2, 1889.

The E. K. Hunt Chair (i.e., Professorship) of Anatomy at Yale University is named after Ebenezer Kingsbury Hunt.[4]


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  1. ^ Kingsbury, Frederick John (1905). Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, ed. The genealogy of the descendants of Henry Kingsbury, of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass. Hartford, Connecticut: Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company. p. 246. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Kelly, Howard A.; Burrage, Walter L., eds. (1920). "Hunt, Ebenezer Kingsbury". American Medical Biographies. Baltimore: The Norman, Remington Company. 
  3. ^ Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1918). Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volume 8. New York City: D. Appleton & Company. p. 130. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  4. ^ Catalogue of Yale University, 1908-09. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University. 1908. p. 466. Retrieved 2011-07-13. [The Ebenezer K. Hunt endowment fund] was founded in 1896 by a bequest of twenty-five thousand dollars from Mrs. E. K. Hunt as an endowment of the Chair of Anatomy in memory of Ebenezer K. Hunt, M.D., a graduate of Yale College in 1833. 

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