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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

Civil War Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection

 

As seen in:  Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, Antiques & Collecting publications, and various TV programs

   Civil War Era Civilian Surgical and Medical Texts

Authors: Wood, Bache, S. D. Gross, Bedford, Meigs, Condie, Thomson, Braithwaite

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The following medical and surgical texts were used immediately before or during the Civil War.  They are a window into a medical education as it was presented to the students and surgeons who served in the War.  There were a multitude of medical colleges in the late 1850's and 60's, as well as publishers who sold text books from American, English and French authors.  In all cases these books, year and edition were listed in the Surgeon General's Office catalogue of 1864.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, (1858, eleventh edition) Wood, George B.; Bache, Franklin

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

This is the standard issue used all during the Civil War and is the edition (eleventh) listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library.  Equipment is illustrated. Includes an abbreviated British Pharmacopia within. One of the most important medical references of the time. With A to Z reference in three seperate parts - Materia Medica; Preperations; Drugs and Medicines.

Additional information on George B. Woods

 

Signature by a member of the Bache family, his daughter, 1865

 


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, (1858, eleventh edition) Wood, George B.; Bache, Franklin, U.S. Army Medical Department

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

This is the Army Medical Department issue used all during the Civil War and is the edition (eleventh) listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library.  Equipment is illustrated. Includes an abbreviated British Pharmacopia within. One of the most important medical references of the time. With A to Z reference in three seperate parts - Materia Medica; Preperations; Drugs and Medicines.

Additional information on George B. Wood

 

Marked for: U. S. A. Med. Dept.

       


A Practical Treatise on the Diseases and Injuries of the Urinary Bladder, Prostate Gland, and the Urethra, by S. D. Gross, M.D., (1851, 1st. edition)

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Additional information on Samuel Gross

GROSS SAMUEL D., MD,  Professor of Surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia.   A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE DISEASES INJURIES AND MALFORMATIONS OF THE URINARY BLADDER THE PROSTATE GLAND AND THE URETHRA Second Edition revised and much enlarged with one hundred and eighty four illustrations In one large and very handsome octavo volume of over nine hundred page.  In leather raised bands $5 25 extra cloth $4.75.  

Lecture card for Samuel D. Gross, M.D. while at Jefferson Medical College in 1869

     

Receipt for Dr. J. A. Dortch from Lea & Blanchard

 

 

List of publications by Lea & Blanchard in 1851


Clinical Lectures on The Diseases of Women and Children, (1860) by Gunning S. Bedford, M.D., University of New York

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Additional information on Gunning Bedford, M.D. and his relationship to Civil War era education.  Textbooks on Obstetrics and Children were present in the Surgeon General's Office library during the Civil War, thus their presence in this collection.

 

University of New York

Lecture Card for:

G. S. Bedford, M.D. 1858

 

   

 

Principles and Practice of Obstetrics, (3rd edition dated 1862, 1867) by Gunning S. Bedford, M.D.

 

Textbooks on Obstetrics and Children were present in the Surgeon General's Office library during the Civil  War, thus their presence in this collection.

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

   


Treatise on Obstetrics: The Science and Art, (1856, third edition) by Charles D. Meigs, M.D. 

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Additional information on Charles D. Meigs, M.D.  Textbooks on Obstetrics and Children were present in the Surgeon General's Office library during the Civil  War, thus their presence in this collection.

 

Charles D. Meigs was a great man in spite of the fact that he was usually on the wrong side. There is much truth in this statement, and when we consider the strenuous opposition of this leader in obstetrics to the use of anesthesia in childbirth, the transmissibility of puerperal infection, and the operation of ovariotomy, it is not difficult to understand why so much of his good has been interred in his bones. In spite of this, however, we shall make no mistake in saying that Charles Delucena Meigs is a truly great figure in American Obstetrics.

 

789 pp. 9.1 x 6. Numerous illustrations. CONTENTS: Part One - Anatomy of the Parts Concerned in the Acts of Reproduction; Chapter I. Of the Pelvis; II. Mechanism of the Pelvis - Mechanism of Labor, as it Depends Upon the Relaxations of the Pelvis and the Fetal Head; III. Of the Child's Head and other Presenting Parts; IV. The Organs of Generation; V. The Ovaries Described; Part Two - The Physiology of Reproduction; VI. Menstruation; VII. Causes and Treatment of Amenorrhoea; VIII. Pregnancy; Part Three - The Therapeutics and Surgery of Midwifery; IX. Labor; X. Conduct of a Labor; XI. Face Presentation; XII. Presentation of Pelvic Extremity of the Child; XIII. Preternatural Labors - Causes; XIV. Deformed Pelvis; XV. The Forceps; XVI. Embryotomy; XVII. Induction of Premature Labor; XVIII. Inversion of the Womb; XIX. Child-Bed Fever; XX. Of Atresia Vaginae; XXI. On Ergot; XXII. Of Milk-Fever; Part Four - The History and Diseases of the Young Child; XXIII. Visibility of the Child - Establishment of the Respiratory Life; XXIV. Cyanosis Neonatorum; XXV"

 

Owner signature

 

Blanchard and Lea, Philadelphia, 1856. Leather. . 758 pages including index plus 32 page catalog of Blanchard & Lea's publications.

    

Treatise on Diseases of Children, (1853), fourth edition) by D. Francis Condie, M.D.

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Additional information on D. Francis Condie, M.D.  Textbooks on Obstetrics and Children were present in the Surgeon General's Office library during the Civil  War, thus their presence in this collection.

CONDIE D. F MD, A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OP CHILDREN Fifth edition revised and augmented In one large volume 8vo leather of over 750 pages $3 25, 1859.  

 

Publishers review 1852, 1865

 

Owner signature: Geo. B. Smith, Tennessee

    

Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Passages, by William Thomson, M.D. and Illustrations of Diseases of the Liver and Spleen by William Twining, (1842)

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Phila, Babington & Haswell,1842. FIRST AMER. ED. 339pp. + ads. 8vo, calf. , Also, Clinical Illustrations of Diseases of the Liver and Spleen by William Twining.  William Thomson was a Scots physician noted for his lectures on the practice of physic. He was a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Twining was an army surgeon, a member of the Royal College who practiced in India. The first 16 pages comprise the Jan.1842 issue of The Bulletin of Medical Science.

  


Retrospective of Practical Medicine and Surgery (A half-yearly journal) by W. & J. Braithwaite, M.D., (1861, 1862)

 

A copy of these text-books are listed as being in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues of 1865. 

 

Examples of the index from the 1862 issue are posted as an example of the topics presented each  year.

 

   

(1861 issue)

   

 (1862 issue)

 

1862 Index of topics


 

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