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 Charles D. Meigs, M.D.

1817 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department. Professor of Midwifery and the Diseases of Women and Children, Jefferson Medical College, 1841-1862.  Treatise on Obstetrics : The Science and Art by Charles D. Meigs, M.D.  Third edition, Philadelphia, Blanchard and Lea, 1856.

 

Charles Delucena Meigs was born, in the Island of St. George, Bermuda, February 19, 1792. He graduated A. B. at the University of Georgia in 1809; after which in the same year he commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Thomas Hanson Marshall Fendell, of Augusta, to whom he was apprenticed for three years, at the expiration of this time he returned, in 1812, to his home at Athens .In 1815, he commenced the practice of his profession in Georgia.

He removed to Philadelphia and matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1812, and received the degree ol Doctor of Medicine, 1817.
 

He came to Philadelphia in the summer of 1817, and soon became prominent in his profession. In 1818 he received the honorary degree of M. D. from Princeton College, N. J.; in 1830 he commenced and continued for six years to lecture on Midwifery in the School of Medicine ; in 1841 he was elected Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Children in the Jefferson Medical College, a position he held from 1841-61 ; he also delivered various public lectures and addresses.
He was elected to the Lying-in Department of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1838; resigned, 1849.
Professor Meigs's literary work was very great. He was one of the original editors in 1826, of the " North American Medical and Surgical Journal " ; he translated and published Velpeau's Elementary Treatise on Midwifery, Translation of Colombat de L'Is6re's Treatise on the Diseases and Special Hygiene of Females, (1845) ; author of Woman, her Diseases and Remedies, Observations on Certain Diseases of Children, (1850) ; Memoir of Dr. Samuel G. Morton, President of the Academy of Natural Sciences, (1851); of Dr. Daniel Drake, (1853); Treatise on Acute and Chronic Diseases of the Neck of the Uterus, on Certain Diseases of Children, etc.

He was connected with a very large number of medical organizations ; Academy of Natural Sciences, American Philosophical Society, College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Society of Swedish Physicians, 1854.
On February 25, 1861, he delivered his last lecture at the Jefferson Medical College and retired from further active duties of his profession.
 

He died June 22, 1869, aged seventy- seven years.

 

(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:

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Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
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Navy Surgeon Exams:

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