American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Civil War:  Medicine, Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

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Edwin K. Maxon, M.D.

 

See a copy of his book on Principles of Medicine, 1861

A copy of this text book is listed in the Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues .

A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine. By Edwin R. Maxon M.D., formerly Lecturer on the Institutes  of Medicine and Practice of Medicine in the Geneva Medical College. Philadelphia; Lindsay and Blankiston, 1861. price $4—For sale by Robert Clark and Co. No. 55 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati.

 

This is a new work, emanating from comparatively a new source; but should meet with no less favor on that account. The name has often too much influence upon the professional man when selecting his library, and, no doubt, causes the rejection of many valuable productions. We arc decidedly in favor of that author who thinks and acts for himself; provided, always, his thoughts and acts are orthodox, and his views based upon scientific research and practical experience. The author of this work has been engaged in teaching, has practical experience, and a sound judgment, which must give him a prominent position among his competitors for fame.

 

At first glance we were not favorably impressed with the introduction of Anatomy and Physiology in a work on the Practice of Medicine, but upon a more careful investigation this feature assumes importance, and our objections vanish. We give, in the authors own words, his reasons for this course:

 

"It will be seen that I have glanced at the anatomy and physiology as I have taken up the diseases peculiar to each part of the human system. This I have done in part to make the work more valuable to those practitioners of medicine who have not time to review anatomy and physiology; but more especially to keep the mind of the reader fixed on the diseased part, and its conditions, thus rendering the work not only more valuable, but, I trust, more interesting."

 

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

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Civil War Medical Collections 

 

Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

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:

INDEX

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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