American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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Chandler R. Gilman, M.D. 

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Dr. Chandler R. Gilman, one of the most genial as well as prominent members- of the medical profession, and for many years Prof, of Obstetrics in the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, was born, 1802, at Marietta, Ohio, graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1824, and soon after settled in New York city. He shortly after assisted Ch. Fenno Hoffmann in the publication of a literary magazine, the American Monthly, and in 1835 published two volumes, "Legends of a Log Cabin" and "Life on the Lakes," in a series of letters to his wife. He had married in 1825, and by patient industry gradually acquired a good practice.

In 1840, he was appointed Lecturer on Obstetrics in the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, and in 1841, Professor of the same. From this time his abilities, both literary and professional, his full conversational powers and high scholarship becoming more and more widely appreciated, he rose accordingly high in the branches to which he devoted himself. Among his publications may be mentioned his " Maunsell's Dublin Practice of Midwifery, with Notes and Additions by C. R. G.," " Relations of the Medical to the Legal Profession." Tributes to the memory of Dr. Beek and of Dr. Moore, besides various articles to medical magazines and some contributions to Appktoris Cyclopaedia. Fearless and independent in spirit, well read, and possessing a retentive memory, full of anecdote and with a keen sense of humor, he was the soul of good company, while securing to himself a full share of the professional success to which his full talents, his industry, ability, and sterling integrity well entitled him. He was just entering on his 64th year

College of Physicians and Surgeons
Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue

Faculty of Medicine 1865

Edward Delafield, M.D., President, and Emeritus-Professor of Obstetrics.
Alexander H. Stevens, M.D., LL.D., Professor Emeritus of Clinical Surgery.
John Torrey, M.D., LL.D., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Botany
Joseph Mather Smith, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Clinical Medicine.
Robert Watts, M.D., Professor of Anatomy
Willard Parker, M.D., Professor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery and Surgical Anatomy.
Chandler R. Gilman, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, the Diseases of Women and Children, and Medical Jurisprudence.
Alonzo Clark, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Practical Medicine.
John C. Dalton, Jr., M.D., Professor of Physiology and Microscopic Anatomy
Samuel St. John, M.D., Professor of Chemistry
Thomas M. Markoe, M.D., Professor Adjunct of Surgery
William Detmold, M.D., Professor of Military surgery and Hygiene
T. Gaillard Thomas, M.D., Professor Adjunct of Obstetrics.
Henry B. Sands, M.D., Demonstrator of Anatomy and Curator of the College Museum.
Erskine Mason, M.D. Assistant Demonstrator.
Foster Swift, M.D., Assistant to the Professor of Obstetrics.
William H. Carmalt, M.D., Assistant to the Professor of Physiology.
James L. Little, M.D., Assistant to the professor of Surgery

(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

Medical Faculty and Authors:


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:

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