George Miller Beard

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Birthday
8, 1839
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Jan 23, 1883 (43)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1839
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Jan 23, 1883 (43)

About

Connecticut-born neurologist best known for popularizing the medical term neurasthenia, used to describe nerve weaknesses.

Before Fame

He worked as an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War.

Trivia

He was a harsh critic of Spiritualism and published a harsh critique of the concept, called The Psychology of Spiritism, in 1879.

Family Life

His father Spencer was a Congregational minister.

Associated With

He argued in favor of leniency towards the man who assassinated President James Garfield, citing the man's insanity.