Dr. Ambrose Baber (1792-1846)

Dr. Ambrose Baber monumentDr. Ambrose Baber was a leading citizen and one of the founders of Macon.  He was a co-founder of the Christ Episcopal Church and the Macon Free & Accepted Masons Lodge #5.  Interestingly, Dr. Baber died drinking a prescription given to a patient who had questioned its safety.  The patient proved to be correct, and Dr. Baber paid for it.  (It was later proven that a typographical error in a formal pharmaceutical book used by Dr. Baber had been responsible for the mix up; all of the books had to be recalled and reprinted to fix the error!)


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