Draper, John Christopher, born at Christiansville, Virginia, March 31, 1835, brother of Henry Draper. In 1850-52
he took, the arts course, and in 1855-57 the medical course, in New York University, and then studied in Europe.
He was professor of natural sciences, 1858-60, and of analytical and practical chemistry, 1858-71, in New York
University, and in 1859 was professor of chemistry in Cooper Union. From 1863 to 1885 he was professor of physiology
and natural history in the College of the City of New York; in 1865-85, professor of chemistry in the medical department
of New York University; and in 1864 was surgeon of a regiment in service. In 1873 he received the degree of Doctor
of Laws from Trinity College. He wrote "A Text-Book on Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene" (1866, 6th ed.
1883); "A Practical Laboratory in Medical Chemistry" (1882); "Medical Physics" (1885); and
many articles in the "American Journal of Sciences." He died in New York, December 20, 1885.
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915
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