American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Civil War:  Medicine, Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

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Fitz William Sargent, M.D. & John Atlee, M.D.

 

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F. William Sargent:  physician, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, May, 17 1820, was graduated at Jefferson college in 1839, and at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1843. He was a surgeon to Wills hospital, Philadelphia, in 1844-'54.  At the latter date he moved to Switzerland, where he has since resided. He published " Bandaging and other Operations of Minor Surgery" (Philadelphia, 1848; with additions on military surgery, 1862), and edited Robert Druitt's "Principles and Practice of Minor Surgery" (Philadelphia, 1853) and James Miller's " Principles of Surgery" (1853).

 

Information from Rutkow: History of Surgery, p.23

ATLEE, John Light, physician, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2 November 1799; died there, 1 October 1885. He was a son of Colonel W. P. Atlee, and grandson of Judge W. A. Atlee. He studied medicine with Dr. Samuel Humes in Philadelphia, and was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1820. He returned to his native City, began practice, and soon became successful, especially in surgical cases. Dr. Atlee's operation for double ovariotomy, in 1843, was the first in the history of medicine, he was one of the founders of the Lancaster city and county medical society in 1843, and twice served as its president. He assisted in organizing the Pennsylvania medical society in 1848, and became its president in 1857, and was also one of the organizers of the American medical association in Philadelphia, and was elected vice-president in 1865, and president in 1882. At the union of Franklin and Marshall Colleges, in 1853, he became professor of anatomy and physiology, and continued there until 1869. He was a school director for forty years.  Dr. Atlee was noted for his advocacy of the difficult operation of ovariotomy, which he was one of the first to practice. He ably defended its propriety when it was in universal disrepute, and, by his great skill in over 300 cases, he aided in making it one of the legitimate operations of surgery. When he first performed this operation in Philadelphia he was denounced by medical men on all sides as a dangerous man. Few surgeons dared to be present at his operations, and there was even talk of having him arrested. Dr. Atlee was also noted for his skill in the removal of uterine fibroid tumors. He was a brilliant speaker and debater, and a copious writer on medicine, chemistry, and botany, having published over eighty articles in various journals.

(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:

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