John Gorrie

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Birthday
3, 1803
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jun 29, 1855 (51)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1803
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Jun 29, 1855 (51)

About

Scientist and inventor who was responsible for creating air conditioning and refrigeration. Unfortunately, he didn't make any money from his revolutionary inventions and he died impoverished.

Before Fame

He received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of New York before moving to Apalachicola, Florida, to open up a practice.

Trivia

He patented a product in 1851 for a machine to make ice, which is now held at the Smithsonian Institute.

Family Life

He grew up in South Carolina.

Associated With

He was influenced by Samuel Morse.

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