Title: Pioneer physicians of Western Pennsylvania: the president's address of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania Author: Davis, Thomas D. Pennsylvania: s.n.], 1901
Pg. 46 DR. FELIX BRUNOT was a French Huguenot, born in 1752.He came to America with his foster brother, the MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE, and was a member of his medical corps during the entire revolution.After the war he first settled in Philadelphia, but went to Pittsburgh in 1797.He resided on and owned a large plot of ground in the (pg. 47) Ohio River, just below the town, which has ever since been known as Brunot’s Island.LAFAYETTE, on his visit to America in 1825, went to Pittsburgh chiefly to meet this intimate friend whom “he greeted with great affection” and was entertained by him.DR. BRUNOT died May 23, 1838.He was especially skillful as a surgeon and is said “to have been the first physician in the community to use electricity in his practice.”His office was on Liberty St.