This artificial collection contains several biographical sketches of Gross, including R J Mullins, MD “Samuel D Gross: Pioneer Academic Trauma Surgeon; Gross' address at the unveiling of a bronze statue, 1897; photos; one letter, dated 1846; the deed to Gross' Louisville home; and an 1865 biographical sketch of Charles Wilkins Short, MD, by Gross,
.50 linear foot
Samuel David Gross was an American academic trauma surgeon. In 1839, Gross accepted a professorship at the Louisville Medical Institute, refusing professorships from the University of Virginia and the University of Louisiana. Soon after his arrival, Gross set up a dog laboratory in the basement of the college building. He also entered into private practice.
Gross remained in Louisville for sixteen years, except for a year spent on the faculty of the University of the City of New York. With Drake and his other colleagues, Gross helped make the Louisville Medical Institute the most important medical center in the western United States. At the time of Gross's hiring, his fellow professors at Louisville had all attained national if not international fame in their respective fields.