American physician and writer whose novels include Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker, and The Adventures of François. His medical work, The Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria, influenced the psychological theories and treatments of renowned psychoanalyst,
He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College.
He is recognized for discovering causalgia, a disease characterized by pain, swelling, and changes in the skin.
He was born in Philadelphia to a physician father. He married Mary Elwyn and he has a son named Langdon.
He was the doctor of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and inspired her story, "The Yellow Wallpaper."