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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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Freeman Josiah Bumstead, M.D.

View the book  "Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases" (1861) in this collection by Dr. Bumstead

The Venereal Diseases, by Bumstead was one of the Civil War medical books issued to the Union Army medical personnel during the war by the Surgeon General of the United States Army.
 

Freeman Josiah Bumstead, physician, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 21 April, 1826; died in New York City, 28 November, 1879. He was graduated at Williams in 1847, and at Harvard medical College in 1851, after which he attended medical lectures in Paris. In 1852 he settled in New York, and became a specialist in venereal diseases. He held many important offices, among which were those of surgeon to the New York eye and ear infirmary, to the venereal wards of the charity hospital, Blackwell's island, to the stranger's hospital; and from 1867 till 1871 he was professor of venereal diseases at the College of physicians and surgeons, New York. Dr. Bumstead was a member of various medical societies, and from 1875 till 1876 vice-president of the Torrey botanical club. He contributed papers to the medical journals, and translated Ricord's notes to "Hunter's Treatise on the Venereal Diseases" (Philadelphia, 1854), and Cullerier's "Atlas of Venereal Diseases" (1867). "Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases" (1861) is his most important work.

Freeman Josiah Bumstead was born in Boston, April 31, 1826. After leaving college, he taught a young ladies' school at Roxbury, Mass., for two years. He obtained the degree of M. D. in the summer of 1851, after which he passed a year abroad, chiefly in Paris. He finally settled in New York city, in the autumn of 1852, in the practice of medicine, where he still resides. He has been connected with several public institutions of New York; he was for some years surgeon to St. Luke's Hospital, and is now surgeon to the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and surgeon to the Charity Hospital of Blackwell's Island. During the session of 1866-7, he was lecturer on Materia Medica at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y., and is now professor of Venereal diseases at the same college. His published works are a translation of Record's Notes to Hunter on Venereal (1854); an original work on the Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases (1861), and a translation of Cullerier's Iconographie des Maladies V6n. (1867). He married Mary Josephine, daughter of the late Ferdinand E. White, of Boston, in 1861, and has a son, Elliot White Bumstead, and a daughter,' Anna Willis Bumstead.

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Freeman Josiah Bumstead BUMSTEAD, Freeman Josiah, physician, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 21 April, 1826; died in New York City, 28 November, 1879. He was graduated at Williams in 1847, and at Harvard medical College in 1851, after which he attended medical lectures in Paris. In 1852 he settled in New York, and became a specialist in venereal diseases. He held many important offices, among which were those of surgeon to the New York eye and ear infirmary, to the venereal wards of the charity hospital, Blackwell's island, to the stranger's hospital; and from 1867 till 1871 he was professor of venereal diseases at the College of physicians and surgeons, New York. Dr. Bumstead was a member of various medical societies, and from 1875 till 1876 vice-president of the Torrey botanical club. He contributed papers to the medical journals, and translated Ricord's notes to "Hunter's Treatise on the Venereal Diseases" (Philadelphia, 1854), and Cullerier's "Atlas of Venereal Diseases" (1867). "Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases" (1861) is his most important work.  From Famous Americans:
 

(The personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)

 

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