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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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 Fredrick Merrick, A.M, M.D.

 
 
Starling Medical College located at the state capital was chartered by a special act passed January 28 1848 The board of trustees organized under the charter electing William S Sullivant president RW McCoy treasurer and Francis Carter secretary The following gentlemen were chosen January 29 1848 members of the faculty Henry S Childs MD John Butterfield MD Richard L Howard M I Jesse P Judkins MD Samuel M Smith MD Frederick Merrick AM and Francis Carter MD During the first year the number of students was one hundred and sixty and the degree of MD was conferred on thirty two persons and honorary degrees on six

MERRICK, Frederick, educator, was born in Wilbraham, Mass., Jan. 29, 1810 ; son of Noah and Statira (Hays) Merrick ; grandson of Deacon Chili-t,l) B. and Lucina (Smith) Merrick. and a descendant of Thomas and Elizabeth (Tilley) Merrick, 1630. Frederick Merrick was brought upon his father's farm, attended Wesleyan academy, Wilbraham, Mass., and matriculated at Wesleyan university, Middletown, Conn., in the class of 1834, but left just before graduation. He was married, in 1836, to Fidelia S. Griswold, of Suffield, Conn. ; was principal of the Conference seminary at Amenia, N.Y., 1836-38, and professor of natural science in Ohio university, 1838-42. He joined the Ohio conference in 1841, was stationed at Marietta, Ohio, 1842-43, and was financial agent of Ohio Wesleyan university, 1843-45, having been one of the first advocates of a Methodist Episcopal college in Ohio, and an organizer of the university opened in 1844. He was professor of natural sciences there, 1845-51 ; professor of moral philosophy, 1851-60 ; and president of the university, 1860-73, when he resigned owing to failing health and was made professor emeritus. He was auditor of Ohio Wesleyan university, 1845-85, a trustee, 1877-94, and a lecturer on natural and revealed religion in the university, 1873-94. His influence and effort secured Thompson Chapel, a library building valued at $15,000, a library book fund of $10,000, the Prescott cabinet, valued at $10,000, and a large tract of land near the campus. He was a member of Committee of Revision of Hymn Book in 1848, a delegate to the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1860, 1864 and 1876, and a trustee of the Ohio State Industrial school for girls, 1869-78.

He received the degrees: A.M. from Wesleyan university, 1837, and M.D. from Starling Medical college, 1850, and declined that of D.D. offered by Wesleyan university, 1860, and that of LL.D., by De Pauw, 1864. He contributed to the Ladies' Repository; edited : Sermons on Miscellaneous Subjects by the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Senior Preachers of the Ohio and North Ohio Conference (1847), and is the author of Formalism(1865); Religion and the State(187o), and reports of the Reform School for Girls (186978. He died at Delaware, Ohio, March 5, 1894.

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

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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:

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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:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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