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Dr. Reuben Saunders (September 6, 1808 - December 13, 1891) was born September 6, 1808 in Frankfort, Kentucky. He was a doctor and was the grandfather of Irvin S. Cobb.

He discovered that the hypodermic use of morphine-atropine halted cholera during the Paducah, Kentucky epidemic of 1873. He was also the first to advocate fresh air for pneumonia and tuberculosis. He was honored by Medical Associations in both the United States and Europe.

Saunders died December 13, 1891 in Paducah, Kentucky. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.