Dr James Craik

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James Craik was an army surgeon during the American Revolution, Physician General of the United States Army and George Washington's personal physician. - AsNotedIn


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1730/00/00 James Craik is born at Arbigland estate in Kirkbean parish, Scotland. His father was Robert Craik, a member of Parliament. Born
1763/02/00 Dr James Craik buys a tract of land from William Smallwood and soon begins building a frame and brick Georgian neoclassic style residence. It would remain the Craik home until 1783. Architect, Home La Grange La Plata
1770/10/00 James Craik, George Washington, 2 servants and surveyor William Crawford begin a journey to the Ohio River to inspect land which the British have offered as an incentive to enlist during the French and Indian War. They return from their trip in December. Work
1770/11/03 Washington camps at Point Pleasant on a trip down the Ohio, November 31 and November 3, 1770, to claim land for himself and his officers. Work Point Pleasant Battleground Point Pleasant
1777/01/03 Hugh Mercer receives 7 bayonet wounds and is carried off the battlefield by his aide-de-camp, John Armstrong, where he is treated by James Craik and Benjamin Rush. Doctor Princeton Battlefield Princeton Battle of Princeton
1777/09/11 Lafayette is placed under the care of Dr James Craik. Doctor Gilpin Homestead Chadds Ford Battle of Brandywine
1795/00/00 A Georgian style residence is built for Dr Craik, George Washington's physician. The brick house features an arched doorway with a fanlight, original heart of pine floors, eight woodburning fireplaces and the original horse alley. Home Dr Craik House Alexandria
1799/12/14 Dr Craik examines Washington and, in an attempt to balance the humors in Washington's body, induces a blister on his throat. Craik also bleeds Washington a second time and prescribes a mixture of vinegar and sage tea for gargling. Doctor Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA Death of George Washington
1814/02/06 James Craik dies in Alexandria. He is buried at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Died Presbyterian Meeting House, Old Alexandria
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