Edward Warren, M. D., CSA
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Surgeon, Confederate States of
Dr. Edward Warren was the
son of Dr. William and Harriet Warren of Edenton, North Carolina.
During the War Between the States,
he served briefly as a surgeon with troops from North Carolina and Virginia,
prepared a manual on military surgery, and was Surgeon General of North
Carolina from 1863 until the end of the war. After the war, he returned to
active practice and a teaching position in Baltimore. Maryland.
Between 1867 and 1871 he helped establish two Baltimore Hospitals and the
nucleus of the Johns Hopkins Medical School.
For two years he was
chief surgeon in the Egyptian army and performed a successful operation
on the minister of war and was then awarded the title of "Bey".
moved to Paris, France in the 1870's and there he was awarded
the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
College.—' This Institution, recently opened in Baltimore,
is designed to supply the wants of the South in a purely
Southern Medical College. Its President, Dr. Ford, was a surgeon
in the old U. S. army, and during the war was Medical Director
of the Western Department of the Confederate army, and was
recognized as a man of undoubted ability. Of its professors
Dr. Edward Warren was Surgeon
General in North Carolina, and had charge of the hospitals of
the State. Dr. Logan vas a professor in the Atlanta Medical
College, and was Medical Director of Georgia. Dr. Byrd was
professor in Orglethorpe Medical College, and a surgeon
C. S. A. Dr. Scott was professor
in the Richmond Medical College, and Drs. Clagett and Moorman
were both surgeons in the Confederate army. Such an institution
merits the patronage and support of the people of the South.
The picture is from the front page of his
autobiography: A Doctors Experiences in Three Continents
by Edward Warren, M.D., C.M., LL.D, Bey By Khedival Firman, in a
Series of Letters Addressed to John Morris, M.D., of Baltimore,
M.D., published in 1885.
During the Civil War he wrote a manual on
military surgery: An Epitome of Practical Surgery for Field
and Hospital: Richmond, VA, West & Johnston, 1863. A
copy of which is a part of the Echols' collection.
Information from Rutkow: History of
Medicine, p. 46-48
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personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which
may or may not be completely documented)