American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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Robley Dunglison, M.D.

 

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Portrait of Dunglison, 1865

Robley Dunglison, M.D. (1798-1869) lectured on "Materia Medica Therapeutics, Hygiene & Medical Jurisprudence." Founder of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he published the first American textbook on Hygiene & Preventive medicine -- and many other celebrated books. on the subject. Dunglison was also physician to four presidents — Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Jackson. To this day, the School of Medicine commemorates his contributions each year at commencement by conferring upon a graduating student the Robley Dunglison Award for Excellence in Preventive Medicine.

 

Robley Dunglison was born in England in 1798. As was true for many of his peers, his educational background included study at the University of Edinburgh. In a more unique circumstance, however, he received his M.D. from the University of Erlangen in Germany. His American career originated at the University of Virginia, where he was one of seven men invited to comprise the founding faculty of its medical school. At its opening session in 1825, Dunglison held the position of Professor of Anatomy and Medicine. From then until 1833, his curricula expanded to encompass such subjects as Physiology, Materia Medica, Pharmacy & Histology, Medical Jurisprudence, and the History of Medicine. I

 

In 1833, Dunglison departed Virginia to become Professor of Materia Medica, Hygiene, and Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Maryland. In addition, he served as the Dean of the medical school from 1834-35.

 

He later moved on to the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where he remained for the rest of his career. An extremely prolific writer, Dunglison wrote extensively on countless topics ranging from the practice of medicine, to more esoteric themes such as road building, Greek and Roman geography, and German poetry. But his medical dictionary is perhaps his most enduring piece, enjoying a long and celebrated history of more than 20 editions.

 

   

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

 

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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

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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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