Edmund D. Laughlin, M.
E.D. (Edmund D.) Laughlin, was the
original owner of the Hammond book. E.D. Laughlin was the father of C.E. Laughlin,
Signature in the Hammond 'Military Hygiene"
and Toynbee 'diseases of the Ear' medical text books is by the original owner: E. D. Laughlin, M.D.
Selected quotes from the biography below
as obtained from a family member:
"In the spring 1856 he began his long,
useful and honorable career as a physician in Roseville, Ind. In 1862 he
moved with his family to Orleans. Here for 41 years he led a very active
and most useful life. To his his own words "he tried to retire in 1903."
Many old friends and former patients by their constant urging made it
impossible for him to retire from the pratice of medicine as long as he
lived in Orleans."
"Dr. Laughlin was a man who kept up with
the rapid advance of the science of medicine. In the winter of 1866-7 he
attended lectures in Miami Medical College and in 1872 and 73 he attended
the famous Bellview Medical College, Ne York City, from which he received
the degree of Medical Doctor..."....."He was vice-president of the State
Board of Health and of the Indiana State Medical Society. He served for
twenty years as a trustee of the Indiana Medical College. For many years he
was president of the Orange Co. District Med. Society and also filled the
same office in the Mitchell District Med. Society."
"He discovered the method of detecting fractured
bones, by means of the stethoscope and for this was given honorable mention
the Journal of the American Medical Society."...
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Below: Graduation announcement from Bellevue
Hospital for E. D. Laughlin, 1872
Charles E. Laughlin, M.
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)