Abbe, Robert

Born: Apr 13, 1851 AD
Died: 1928 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Surgeon

1851 - Born on the 13th of April in New York City.
        - He was the youngest of five sons and also had two younger sisters.

1871 - He
educated at the College of the City of New York.

1874 - He went to Columbia University to pursue his medical studies.

1877 - He
was known as a Plastic Surgeon.

1884 - He served as a surgeon and professor of surgery at the New York Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and

                the New York Babies Hospital.

        - He would spend summers traveling and he amassed a large collection of Native American artifacts

               and archeological materials.

1904 - He introduced the practice of using radiation to treat cancer and founded the science of radiation


        - He visited their laboratories in Paris with Professor and Madame Curie.

1927 - He founded the Abbe Museum of Native American artifacts.

1928 - He was one of the first museums built in Maine.
          - He died of anemia on the 7th of March, possibly due to his work handling radium.

1929 - He was conceived as a trailside museum to complement the park’s offerings.

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