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Lewis D. Harlow, M.D

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Name: Lewis D. Harlow
Cause of death: heart disease
Death date: Jun 23, 1895
Place of death: Philadelphia, PA
Birth date: Jun 16, 1818
Place of birth: VT
Type of practice: Allopath
Practice specialities:OBS Obstetrics
States and years of licenses:PA, 1881
Places and dates of practices:Philadelphia, PA
Medical school(s): University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1845, (G)
Professorship: Philadelphia College of Medicine and Surgery
Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 25:39

Dr. Lewis D. Harlow, was stationed at U. S. A. Hospital Corps, Fourth and George Streets, Philadelphia."   Dr. Harlow was Surgeon in charge of this Philadelphia hospital and later was promoted to Surgeon of U.S. Volunteers.  Harlow was a full surgeon with the U.S.V. and spent time in Nashville and Chattanooga during the Civil War.  Surgeon Lewis D. Harlow, U.S.V.. has been relieved from duty at General Hospital No. 8, Nashville, Tenn., and assigned to General Hospital No. 8, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Medical and Surgical History citation:

CASE 1320.--Colonel G. Mihalotzy, 24th Illinois, was wounded at Tunnel Hill, February 25, 1864. Surgeon L. D. Harlow, U. S. V., reported from the Officers' Hospital, Lookout Mountain: "A deep gunshot flesh wound of the right arm above the elbow. Haemorrhage, amounting to sixteen ounces, from the anastomotica magus, took place on March 2d. Solution of perchloride of iron was applied. The patient died March 11, 1864, probably from pyaemia which succeeded the haemorrhage."

CASES 1715-1730.--1. Lt. W. M. Begole, Co. H, 23d Michigan, wax wounded at Lost Mountain, June 16, 1864. Surgeon E. Shippen, U. S. V., Medical Director of the Twenty-third Corps, reported from the field a "severe gunshot wound of the left shoulder." At the Officers' Hospital, at Chattanooga,
Surgeon L. D. Harlow, U. S. V., reported: " The ball grazed the humerus and emerged near the axilla. Haemorrhage occurred, August 30th, from the superior thoracic, with loss of twelve ounces of blood. The bleeding was arrested by compression and application of solution of persulphate of iron. Haemorrhage recurred, and death resulted October 15, 1864."------2. Pt. A. Brown, Co. D, 64th New York, aged 26 years, was wounded at Hatchet's Run, March 25, 1865, by a miniť ball.

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

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