Victoria Johnson is the author of American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic (Liveright, 2018). She’s also an associate professor of Urban Policy & Planning at Hunter College.
The Revolutionary Doctor Who Made New York ‘New York’
David Hosack was the physician at the famous Hamilton-Burr duel, and founded many other institutions. Yet he’s been largely forgotten.
The Doctor Who Saved Hamilton’s Son’s Life
David Hosack was much more than just the doctor present at the Hamilton-Burr duel. He was also a respected botanist who founded the first botanic garden in the U.S.