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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

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Index of Civil War Medical Books in Echols' Collection

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This Civil War medical book collection is based on the actual medical books listed as being in the Surgeon General's Office Library 1840, 1864 & 1865 Catalogues which reflect the level of expertise of Civil War medicine.  The books in the collection represent the publications as shown in the SGO printed catalogues or those selected by the U. S. Army Medical Department for distribution to the Union Surgeons.  It is a working collection of the medical textbooks used by the surgeons who were educated before and during the Civil War.  If the Surgeon General and his staff thought the book was important and valid, that is part of the attraction to using the library catalogues for the basis of the collection.  Not all books available were selected by the military and there must have been a good reason for selection or exclusion of various authors.

List last updated: 09/23/2016

Medical Book Collection

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          Medical Book Collection.: 1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12

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Page 1  Civil War Medical and Hospital Department books

  1. Hand-book of surgical operations, by Stephen Smith, M.D., (1863)

  2. Gray's Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical, by Gray, U. S. Army Hospital Department, (1862)

  3. Hospital Steward's Manual, by Joseph Janvier Woodward, M.D., Asst. Surgeon U.S.A., (1862)

  4. Regulations for the Medical Department of the Army, War Department, Adj. General's Office,  (1861)

  5. Revised Regulations for the Army, (1861)

  6. The Army Surgeon's Manual, by Wm. Grace, (1864)

  7. Roster of Civil War Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons, by J.W. Wells and N.A. Strait, (1883)

Page 1-A  Civil War Medical and Hospital Department books

  1. Practical Treatise on Military Surgery,  by Frank H. Hamilton, M.D., (1861)

  2. A Practical Treatise on Factures and Dislocations,  by Frank Hastings Hamilton, M.D., (1860)

  3. A Practical Treatise on Factures and Dislocations,  by Frank Hastings Hamilton, M.D., (1863)

  4. A Manual of Military Surgery, by Samuel D. Gross, M.D., (1861)

  5. Medical Jurisprudence, by Beck, Theodric R.; Beck, John B., marked U. S. Army Medical Dept., (1860)

Page 2  Civil War Medical and Hospital Department books

  1. Handbook for the Military Surgeon, by Tripler and Blackman, M.D., (1862)

  2. Manual of Minor Surgery,  by John H. Packard, M.D., (1863)

  3. Anatomy of the arteries of the human body,  by John H. Power, M.D., (1862) U.S. Army Med. Dept.

  4. Anatomy of the arteries of the human body,  by John H. Power, M.D., (1862) U.S. Army Med. Dept.

Page 2-A  Civil War Medical and Hospital Department books

  1. Thomson's Conspectus, (1862) by Anthony T. Thomson U. S. A. Hosp. Dept.

  2. United States Sanitary Commission, compiled from documents and private papers, (1863)

  3. Medical Diagnosis, by J. Da Costa, M.D., U. S. Army Medical Dept., (1864)

  4. The Ophthalmoscope, by Adolf Zander, U. S. Army Hosp. Dept., (1864)

  5. A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds, by Thomas Longmore, M.D.,  (1863) U. S. Army Med. Dept.

Page 3  Civil War Medical and Hospital Department books

  1. Surgery of the War in the Crimea, Treatment of gunshot wounds, by George Macleod, M.D., (1862)

  2. Notes on surgery of the War in the Crimea, by George Macleod, M.D., , U.S. Army Med. Dept., (1862 )

  3. Gunshot Fractures, by Stromeyer, M.D., Surgeon General's Office (SGO) Library marked, (1860)

  4. Gunshot Fractures, by Stromeyer, M.D., Resection in Gunshot Injuries, by Friedrich Esmarch, M.D., (1862)

  5. Theraputics and Materia Medica, by Alfred Stille, M.D. two vol. set, U. S. Army Hosp. Dept., (1864)

  6. Theraputics and Materia Medica, by Alfred Stille, M.D. vol. one of two, U. S. Army Hosp. Dept., (1860)

  7. Elements of General Pathology, Alfred Stille, M.D., (1848)

  8. Gutherie's Commentaries on the Surgery of War, by G. J. Guthrie, M.D. U.S. Army Medical Dept., (1862)

Page 3-A  Civil War Medical and Hospital Department books

  1. Treatise on Hygiene, by Wm. A. Hammond, M.D., Surgeon General US A,  U. S. Army Medical Dept.,(1863)

  2. Lectures on Venereal Disease, by Wm. A. Hammond, M.D., Surgeon General US Army, (1864)

  3. Cellular Pathology, by Rudolf Virchow, M.D. marked "U.S. Army Medical Dept.", (1862)

  4. A Manual Of Instructions For Enlisting And Discharging Soldiers, by Roberts Bartholow, M.D., U. S. Army Medical Dept., (1864)

  5. Outlines of Chief Camp Diseases of United States Army, by Joseph Janvier Woodward, M.D., U. S. Army Hosp. Dept. (1863)

  6. Mental Hygiene, by I. Ray, M.D., (1863)

Page 4  Civil War surgery and medical books

  1. The Science and Art of Surgery, by John Erichsen, M.D., (1859)

  2. The Science and Art of Surgery, by John Erichsen, M.D., (1860), U. S. Army Hosp. Dept.

  3. Gross's System of Surgery, Vol. 1 & 2 by Samuel Gross, M.D.,  (1859 1st ed., 1864 3rd ed., & 1866 4th ed.)

  4. Minor Surgery, Bandaging and Operations of Minor Surgery, by F. W. Sargent, M.D., (1848 first edition)

  5. Minor Surgery, Bandaging and Operations of Minor Surgery, by F. W. Sargent, M.D., (1862 2nd edition) 

  6. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine, by Richard D. Hoblyn, (1865, revised)

Page 4-A Civil War surgery and medical books

  1. Principles and Practice of Modern Surgery, by Robert Druitt, (1860, new and revised American edition)

  2. Druitt's Modern Surgery, by Robert Druitt, M.D., (1853, 1st. edition, by Sargent)

  3. Lectures on Operations of Surgery and Diseases and Accidents Requiring Surgery, by Robert Liston, F.R.S & Thomas D. Mutter, M.D. (Jefferson Medical College, Phila.), (1846)

  4. Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin,  by J. Moore Neligan, M.D., (1860, third edition)

  5. Dictionary of Medical Science, by Robley Dunglison, M.D., (1860, revised and enlarged)

  6. Notebook on Medical Principles, by Henry Hartshorne, M.D., (1860)

Page 5  Civil War era medical  books

  1. Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases, by Freeman J. Bumstead, M.D., (1861, first edition)

  2. Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases, by Freeman J. Bumstead, M.D., (1864, revised edition)

  3. Lecture on the Principles and Practice of Surgery, by Bransby B. Cooper, F. R. S., (1852, first edition)

  4. An Atlas of Human Anatomy, by Henry H. Smith, M.D., (1859)

  5. A System of Operative Surgery, by Henry H. Smith, M.D., (1852, first edition)

  6. Principles of Human Physiology,  by William B. Carpenter, M.D., edited by Francis Smith, M.D., (1862)

  7. Border Lines of Knowledge, Medical Science, by Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D, (1862, first edition)

Page 5-A  Civil War era medical  books

  1. Wood's Therapeutics & Pharmacology, Vol. I & II, by George B. Wood, M.D., (1860, second edition)

  2. Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, by George B. Wood, M.D., (1858, 5th edition, two volumes)

  3. Treatise on the Practice of Medicine, by George B. Wood, M.D., (1860), marked for the U.S.A. Hosp. Dept

  4. A Practical Guide to the Study of the Diseases of the Eye, by Henry W. Williams, M.D., (1862 first edition)

  5. Therapeutics and Materia Medica, by Robley Dungleson, M.D., L.L.D,  in two volumes, (1857, 6th edition)

  6. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry Theoretical and Practical, by George Fownes, F.R.S., (1861)

  7. Treatise on Human Physiology, by John Dalton, M.D., (1861)

Page 6  Civil War Confederate surgery books and manuals

  1. A Manual of Military Surgery, by Samuel Preston Moore, M.D., CSA, (1863)

  2. An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for field and hospital, by Edward Warren, M.D., CSA, (1863)

  3. Manual of Military Surgery, by J. Julian Chisolm, M.D., CSA, (1862)

  4. Human Physiology, by Worthington Hooker, M.D., marked CSA Hospital Department, (1859)

Page 7  Civil War Confederate surgery books and manuals collection

  1. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States, by  Porcher, Frances Peyre, M.D., CSA, (1863)

  2. A Manual of Military Surgery, by Samuel Preston Moore, M.D., CSA, (1863)

  3. Manual of Military Surgery, by J. Julian Chisolm, M.D., CSA, (1862)

  4. New Remedies: With Formulae for their Administration, by Robley Dunglison, M.D., (1856)

  5. A Dictionary of Practical Surgery, by Samuel Cooper, M.D., (1846)

Page 8  Civil War era medical books

  1. Urinary Deposits, Diagnosis, Pathology, by Golding Bird, M.D., (1845)

  2. Manual of Physiology, by William Senshouse Kirkes, M.D., (1859)

  3. A Treatise on Diseases of the Joint, by Richard Barwell, M.D., (1861)

  4. Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic,  by Thomas Watson, M.D., (1858)

  5. A Treatise on Fever, by Robert D. Lyons, K. C. C. (1861)

  6. Poisons in Relation to Medical Jurisprudence and Medicine, by Alfred S. Taylor, M. D., (1859)

  7. Medical Jurisprudence, by Alfred S. Taylor, M.D., edited by Hartshorne, M.D., (1861)

  8. Treatise on Practice of Medicine, by Edwin Maxson, M.D., (1861)

Page 9  Civil War era medical books

  1. Treatise on the blood, Inflammation and Gun-Shot Wounds, by John Hunter, M.D., (1817)

  2. Diseases of  Ear. Their Nature, Diagnosis, & Treatment, by Joseph Toynbee, M.D., (1860)

  3. Diseases of  Ear. Their Nature, Diagnosis, & Treatment, by Joseph Toynbee, M.D., U. S. A. Hosp. Dept., (1860)

  4. A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Eye, by William Mackenzie, M.D., (1855)

  5. Lectures on the germs and vestiges of disease, by Horace Dobell, M.D., (1861)

  6. Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery, by Wharton T. Jones, M.D., (1856)

  7. History , Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Fevers of the United States, by Elisha Bartlett, M.D., (1852)

  8. Exploration and Diagnosis of Diseases affecting the Respiratory Organs, by Austin Flint, M.D., (1856)

Page 9-A  Civil War era medical books

  1. Human Anatomy by Jones Quain, M. D., First American Edition, Edited by Joseph Leidy, M. D. (1849)

  2. Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy, Joseph Leidy, M.D., (1861)

  3. A Manual of General Anatomy of the Human Body, by S. D. Gross, M.D., (1828, first edition)

  4. Maclise's Surgical Anatomy with Descriptions, Edited by R. U. Piper, M.D., (1857)

  5. Diseases of the Skin,  by Erasmus Wilson, F.R.S., (fourth edition1857)

  6. Plates Illustrative of Wilson on Diseases of the Skin, by E. Wilson,  F.R.S., (fourth edition 1857)

  7. Diseases of Women and Children, Gunning Bedford, M.D., (1860)

  8. Principles and Practice of Obstetrics, Gunning Bedford, M.D. (1867, third edition)

  9.  Retrospective of Practical Medicine and Surgery, by J. & W. Braithwaite, M.D, (1861-62)

Page 10  Civil War era medical books

  1. The Dispensatory of the United States of America, Wood & Bache, (1858, 11th ed.)

  2. The Dispensatory of the United States of America, Wood & Bache, (1858, 11th ed.) U. S. A. Medical Dept.

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

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

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

  6. Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Passages, by William Thomson, M.D.: (1842)

  7. Clinical Lectures on Principles of Medicine, by John H. Bennett, M.D. (1859)

Page 11  Civil War: Medical and Surgical History, the War of the Rebellion, (1870 to 1888), all 6 volumes

 

Page 12  Civil War medical colleges, graduates, faculty research material and reference books

 

List and prints of the Surgeon General's Library catalogues 1840 to 1865 upon which this collection is based

See information on Medical  Education & Medical Lecture Tickets during and before the Civil War

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Medical Book Collection.: 1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12

 

It's all inter-related on this site: medical schools sold lecture cards, lecturers who were authors wrote books used at the medical schools, the surgeons who attended the medical colleges fought in the Civil War, surgeons joined the Army, the Army bought surgical sets for the surgeon's use, and round and round it goes.

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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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Last update: Monday, December 12, 2016