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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Civil War:  Medicine, Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

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Research and Identification

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 Union Military Surgical Manuals and Medical Books

Medical text books, Civil War medical books, Antique medical books, Rare medical books

Authors: Anthony T. Thomson, Sanitary Commission, J. Da Costa, Adolf Zander, Longmore

 U. S. Army & Confederate Army Medical Department Publications

U.S. Army Hospital and Medical Departments

 

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Thomson's Conspectus, (1862) by Anthony T. Thomson,  U. S. Army Hospital Department marked

A copy of this text book is listed in the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

A Conspectus of The Pharmacopaedias of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Colleges of Physicians, and of the United States Pharmacopaeia.  A Practical Compendium of Materia Medica and Pharmacy by Anthony Todd Thomson, M.D, F.L.S.  Fellow of the Royal College.

Seventh American Edition, Edited by Charles A Lee, M.D., Professor of Gen. Pathology and Mat. Med. in Geneva Med. College.  Published in New York, by William Wood, 389 Broadway, 1862 for the U. S. Army Hospital Department

Size:  small 6 3/8 in. x 4 in. x 1 1/4 in.  (Field size text book similar to Smith's surgery manual, in leather)

Signed in the front cover by Major James E. Dexter, Surgeon 40th Regiment, N.Y. Inf. with battle field descriptions and notes about the White Oak, Richmond, Va. engagement.

Signature of James Dexter

 

Name: James E. Dexter
Death date: Jun 13, 1902
Place of death: Washington, DC
Type of practice: Allopath

See documentation about
surgeon James Dexter, M.D. and the battlefield notes in the front of this book.

   

U. S. Army Hospital Department


United States Sanitary Commission, ( Dec. 14, 1863), compiled from documents and private papers, by Little, Brown, and Co.

Additional information on: United States Sanitary Commission

The United States Sanitary Commission, a sketch of its purposes and its work.  Details about the commission regarding it's work to set up hospitals and tend to the injured and sick during the War. 

"This book was written in aid of the Boston Fair for the United States Sanitary Commission, Dec. 14, 1863, but was not a production of the Commission nor its officers, but is written by one who has served with the commission from the first."

Size: small, 7 1/4 x 5 x 1 1/8 in.

 


Medical Diagnosis, With Special Reference to Practical Medicine, (1864,1st. Edition), by J. M. Da Costa, M. D., U. S. Army Medical Department issue

A copy of this text book is listed in the 1865 Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogue or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Medical Diagnosis with Special Reference to Practical Medicine.  A guide to the knowledge and discrimination of Diseases.  By J. M. Da Costa MD,  Lecturer on Clinical Medicine and Physician to the Philadelphia Hospital Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia member of the Pathological Society of Philadelphia Corresponding Member of the New York Pathological Society.  Illustrated with engravings on wood.  Philadelphia,  J. B. Lippincott & Co 1864,  pp 690  26 illus.

Additional information on Jacob M. Da Costa, M.D.

  

U. S. Army Medical Department


The Ophthalmoscope: Its varieties and its use (1864), by Adolf Zander, M.D., U. S. Army Hospital Department issue

A copy of this text book is listed in the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Adolf Zander (translated from the German by Robert Brudewell Carter): The Ophthalmoscope: It's varieties and use , published in London in 1864, 3 colored plates and 67 woodcuts,  published for the U. S. Army Hospital Department by Robert Hardwicke, London 1864.

1864 Robert Hardwicke, London, 23 cm, in original cloth, spine label gilt,  xl, xi, 3 colored pls, 225 p., [3], 16 p. cat., THE OPHTHALMOSCOPE: Its Varieties and Its Use. Translated by Robert Brundell Carter, w/notes and additions by the translator. There are 3 colored plates and 67 woodcuts,

See an article published in the Boston Medical Journal, 1863,by Zander on the ophthalmoscope use in the military

   

 

Gilt printing on the spine

U. S. A. Hosp. Dept.

and the publisher's logo below

 


A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds, (1863, 2nd edition); by Thomas Longmore, M.D.,  U. S. Army Medical Department issue

A copy of this text book is listed in the 1865 Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogue  and  the list of medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army Medical Department.

Additional information on Sir Thomas Longmore.

"Authorized and adopted by the Surgeon General of the United States Army for the use of surgeons in the field and general hospitals." Brown pebbled cloth over boards, "U. S. Army Medical Department" stamped on front cover, list of authorized medical books and military publications by J. B. Lippincott & Co. on front and rear endpapers, 132 pages + [12 pages advertisements]; covers gunshot wounds in general, definition of the term, history of the surgery of gunshot wounds, varieties of gunshot wounds, form and nature of missile, lodgment of balls, diagnostic symptoms, prognosis of gunshot wounds, treatment of gunshot wounds in general, gunshot wounds in special regions of the body, gunshot wounds to the head, spine, face, chest, heart, neck, abdomen, and extremities; amputation, wounds of nerves, anesthesia and more, including numerous examples from previous conflicts.

 

 

U.S.A. Medical Department embossing 1863

U. S. Army Medical Department


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Civil War Medical Collections 

 

Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

Medical Faculty and Authors:

INDEX

Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

Army: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8    INDEX

Navy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   

Hosp Dep't Bottles, Tins, 

U.S. Army Pannier:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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