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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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Jared P. Kirtland, M.D.

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Jared Kirtland was born on November 10, 1793, in Wallingford, Connecticut. His father was a representative of the Connecticut Land Company and moved to Poland, Ohio, in 1803. Jared remained in Connecticut to gain an education. He eventually graduated from Yale Medical School. In 1823, he moved to Poland, Ohio, where he established a medical practice.

Kirtland served from 1828 to 1834 in the Ohio legislature. His true love, however, was natural science and horticulture, not politics. As a child, he managed an arboretum of white mulberry trees, hoping to utilize the trees to cultivate silk worms. In 1845, Kirtland helped found the Cleveland Academy of Natural Science. In 1829, he discovered that scientists had incorrectly identified numerous species of freshwater mussels. Kirtland correctly argued that approximately fifty percent of mussels identified as being their own species, actually belonged in other orders. His discovery shocked the scientific community. Many scholars could not believe that a doctor from Ohio had made such an important discovery. He participated in the Ohio Geological Survey of 1837 and was responsible for zoological aspects of the report.

Kirtland also played an important role in medical education during the mid 1800s. In 1834, he accepted a position at the Medical College of Ohio, teaching the theory and practice of medicine. In 1842, Kirtland took a position at Willoughby College. When the college moved to Cleveland and became the Cleveland Medical College in 1843, Kirtland was one of the original faculty members. He remained with the college until 1864, when he retired from teaching. During the Civil War, he examined the fitness of recruits for military duty and donated his pay to the Soldiers' Aid Society. Kirtland died on December 10, 1877.

 

The original faculty of the Cleveland Medical College was constituted as follows:

John Delamater, M.D. (1787-1867) . Prof, of Midwifery and Diseases of Women and Children.
Jared P. Kirtland, M.D. (1793-1877) . Prof, of the Theory and Practice of Medicine.
Horace A. Ackley, M.D. (1815-1859) . Professor of Surgery.
John Lang Cassels, M.D. (1808-1879) . Professor of Materia Medica. Noah Worcester, M. D., (1812-1847) . Prof, of Physical Diagnosis and Diseases of the Skin.
Samuel St. John, M.D. (1813-1876) . Professor cf Chemistry.

Jacob J. Delamater, M. D Lecturer on Physiology.
 

(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:

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