The father of medicine.
Dr. Thomas L. Dye was a physician and founder of the American Medical Association, which was founded by the physician Samuel Dye in 1833.
He died in New York City on April 18, 1866.
In 1831, Dye had been the medical superintendent of the U.S. Army.
He was the first physician to prescribe and administer medicine to soldiers in battle, according to the National Archives.
During the Civil War, DYE was a prominent supporter of Abraham Lincoln and his Republican Party, serving as a doctor’s aide.
DYE became a U.N. official in the 1860s and, according the Washington Post, was “an early proponent of the abolition of slavery.”
In 1884, DYe and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, were married in what became the Dye home in the Bronx.
Their son, Robert Dye, is credited with founding the University of Pennsylvania.
Dye died at the age of 87.
He is buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, near Pittsburgh.