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Abbe, Robert

Born: 1851 AD
Died: 1928 AD
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.