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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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Julian John Chisolm, M. D., CSA

 

View the book by Dr. Chisolm in this collection

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

Name: Julian J. Chisohm
Death date: Dec 31, 1929
Death date note: This is an approximation of the individual's death date.
Type of practice: Allopath
States and years of licenses: MD

J. Julian Chisolm, A Manual of Military Surgery for the Use of Surgeons in the Confederate States Army.  2nd ed.   514 pp.   Richmond: West & Johnson, 1862. Chisolm (1830-1903) was the foremost surgeon in the Confederacy, and his important military surgery manual went through three editions.

 

John Julian Chisolm (1830 – 1903), surgeon and oculist, was born in Charleston, SC the son of Robert Trail and Harriet Emily Chisolm. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of South Carolina (1850) and continued his studies in London, Milan and Paris (1859). During the Crimean War Chisolm studied treatment techniques in European military hospitals.

 

At the outbreak of the Civil War he received the first Confederate Military Commission issued to a medical officer and attended the wounded at Fort Sumter. His Manual of Military Surgery (1861) was presented to the surgeon-general while the Battle of Bull Run was fought.  Chisolm’s manual is regarded as one of the most famous artifacts in the History of Civil War Medicine.

 

John Julian Chisolm holds the distinction of having made the most important decision in the life of the most famous eye and ear patient who ever lived. In 1886, Helen Keller’s father brought her, a mute six-year old, deaf and blind since birth, to Dr. Chisolm. He confirmed for the last time that she would never see nor hear, but he was convinced that she could be educated. An extraordinary thought for the time, it required extraordinary efforts by extraordinary people. Chisolm referred Captain Keller to Alexander Graham Bell, who secured the teaching services of Annie Sullivan. The results were important to both our social history and our drama.

 

 

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