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A Sephardic Jewish Doctor in Colonial America

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April 03, 2016

We take a step back in time and welcome Dr. John de Sequeyra, a Sephardic Jew of Portuguese extraction, who was born in London in 1712. Dr. de Sequeyra moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1745 where he resided until his death in 1795. During his lifetime he was known for being the first visiting physician to the first institution in America for those that were mentally ill, plus President Thomas Jefferson credited him with introducing the eating of the tomato to Virginia.

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  • Art Museums & Galleries
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  • Admission: Included with Museum Admission

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Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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