How does this look? I wanted to know if this is the correct way to add gravestones to Cemetery Project sub Missouri Cemeteries Project Grave Monument This is the 1st gravestone photo I've added of John Sappington with the community. Location: Sappington Cemetery, Crestwood, Mo. Grave monument of John Sappington MD, Photo taken by visiting and taking photos of Sappington Cemetery, Crestwood, for Missouri Cemetery_Project
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Dr. John Sappington was born May 15, 1776, in Maryland. He was the son of Mark Brown Sappington and Rebecca Boyle Sappington. John studied medicine under his father until 1800 when he moved to Franklin, Tennessee, to begin his own practice. In 1814-1815, he studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and received his M.D. He returned to Franklin but later moved to Missouri in 1817. Sappington settled first in Howard County before making his permanent home in Arrow Rock, Saline County, in 1819. Dr. Sappington is regarded as the first doctor to effectively use quinine for the treatment of malaria and fevers. He rejected the common practices of bloodletting and purges in favor of modern medical practices. In 1832, Sappington began to produce a malaria remedy named “Sappington’s fever pills.” He employed agents across the Midwest and South to sell the pills. By patenting his medicine and acting as manufacturer and wholesaler, Sappington alienated himself from many physicians of the period who looked upon his actions as unprofessional. The pills were extremely successful and sold by the millions. In 1844, Sappington wrote The Theory and Treatment of Fevers, a book written as a treatment guide for the general public. Dr. Sappington married Jane Breathitt in 1804. They had nine children. He died September 7, 1856, at his home, “Fox Castle,” in Arrow Rock.
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