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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Edward Warren, M. D., CSA

Click here for the book by Dr. Warren in this collection

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Surgeon, Confederate States of America, 1863

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". 

Dr. Warren moved to Paris, France in the 1870's and there he was awarded the Cross of the Legion of Honor. 

Washington Medical 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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(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:


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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