Dr.Solomon Drowne

Inducted: 2000
Born: 1753
Died: 1834

Dr. Solomon Drowne, 1753-1834, a noted physician, graduated from Brown in 1773 with Senator Theodore Foster (1752-1828). He returned to Rhode Island from his far-flung travels in 1801 to settle in Foster. His estate, called Mount Hygeia, after the Greek goddess of health, became the setting for many botanical experiments and the formulation of several natural herbal remedies of note.W While engaging in this enterprise, Drowne also served for more than two decades as Professor of Medicine and Botany at Brown’s first medical school.

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