Elijah D. Petty, medical student at the Philadelphia College of Medicine was born circa 1828. He was a
native of Walnut Grove, Spartansburg District, S.C. Petty received an M.D. from the Philadelphia College
of Medicine in 1857.
Essay written by Elijah D. Petty in June, 1857, describes phthisis pulmonalis [pulmonary tuberculosis], its
cause, duration, termination, pathology, symptoms, and treatment.