Peter Remondino

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Peter Charles Remondino
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Born 1846
Turin, Italy
Died December 1926 (aged 79–80)
San Diego, California
Alma mater Jefferson Medical College
Scientific career
Fields Medicine

Peter Charles Remondino (1846 – December 10, 1926) was a physician, pro-circumcision advocate,[1][2] first president of the San Diego Board of Health, and co-founder of San Diego’s first private hospital.[3] In the course of a medical career spanning 55 years, he served with the Union forces during the American Civil War as surgeon. He also served as a surgeon during the Franco-Prussian War, for which he was awarded a medal by the French Government for his services.[3]

Early life[edit]

Remondino was born in Turin. Turin was part of the Piedmont area of the Kingdom of Sardinia at that time. At the age of eight he emigrated to America with his father, arriving in New York and eventually settling in Minnesota. Remondino studied in a one-room schoolhouse from 1857 to 1861, supplementing his lessons by readings from his father's vast library. Besides history, math, and the sciences, Remondino learned various languages including French, German, Latin, and Sioux.[4]


  1. ^ Maryland Medical Journal. Medical Journal Company. 1894-01-01.
  2. ^ Glick, Leonard B. (2005). "Good Sanitarians". Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision From Ancient Judea to Modern America (Google Book Search). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 174–177. ISBN 978-0-19-517674-2. LCCN 2004020069. OCLC 56404795. Retrieved 2009-05-01.
  3. ^ a b Kelly, Michael. "Peter Charles Remondino". San Diego Biographies. San Diego Historical Society.
  4. ^ Remondino, Peter Charles. "Autobiography". San Diego Biographies. San Diego Historical Society. p. 1.

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