Biography of Alexander D. Galt
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Galt, Alexander D., born in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1771, son of Dr. John M. Galt (q. v.). He was educated at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, and at Oxford, England. He was also a private pupil of Sir Astley Cooper, and attended the London hospitals from 1792 to 1794. He was associated with his father and succeeded him as physician to the Hospital for the Insane at Williamsburg. His private practice was even larger than his father's. He, too. was a philanthropist, but received little credit from the poor, whom he treated gratuitously, and who believed that the state paid him for his services to them. He was one of the board of directors of William and Mary College. and a distinguished surgeon in the war of 1812. He married a cousin, Mill Mary D. Galt.


FROM:
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915



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