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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American Civil War Surgical Antiques

Research and Identification

Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

Civil War Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection

 

As seen in:  Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, and various TV programs, Antiques & Collecting publications

University of New York, Medical Department 1858

a.k.a: ' New York University, Medical Department'

Annual Announcement of Lectures with a catalogue of prior graduates

Including a list of graduates from: 1842 to 1858

 

Prior to the Civil War, the University of New York Medical Department was one of the leading producers of medical doctors in the United States, serving students from the north, south, and Canada.

Enrollment in 1842-43 was 268, in 1847-48 it was 421, and remained above 400 until the 1850's.  In 1853-53, enrollment dropped to 290, at which time Dr. Valentine Mott left the University of New York.  In the later 1850's enrollment went back up to above 400, until the start of the Civil War.   In 1862, the enrollment was down to only 186 students.  This would be explained by the loss of the southern students, who represented a large part of the student body until the start of the War.

 

In 1858, the faculty consisted of:

Valentine Mott, M.D.,  Professor of Surgery, Surgical Anatomy

Martyn Paine, M.D.,  Professor of Materia Medica, Therapeutics

Gunning S. Bedford, M.D.,  Professor of Obstetrics, Children, Midwifery

John W. Draper, M.D.,  Professor of Chemistry, Physiology

Alfred C. Post, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Pathological Surgery and Anatomy

Wm. H. Van Buren, M.D., Professor of Anatomy

John T. Metcalfe, M.D., Professor of Institutes of Medicine

T. C. Finnell, M.D.,  Demonstrator of Anatomy

Alexander B. Mott, M.D.,  Prosector to Valentine Mott

   J. Hinton, M.D., Prosector to the Professor of Surgery

 

1856 - 1857

 John Wm. Draper, M.D.          Valentine Mott, M.D.        Gunning S. Bedford, M.D.

 

John Wm. Draper M.D.     John Wm. Draper M.D.       Martyn Paine, M.D.  

 

  William H. Van Buren, M.D.     Alfred C. Post, M.D.      John T. Metcalfe, M.D.

 

The Courses of Instruction, topics covered and descriptions of each course and when presented.  Hospitals, Infirmaries, and Dispensaries, such as The New-York City Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Dispensaries of the City are discussed in detail as to what the student could expect and the huge number of patients the student could observe.  Because of a legal problem regarding dissection of human bodies, the State of New York circumvented that problem and the study of Practical Anatomy is discussed in detail.

Regulations for the Terms of Lectures, requirements for getting a degree, and fees are discussed.  Spring, Summer, and Autumn courses of lectures are outlined.


Graduates of the Medical Department of the University of New-York

1842 - 1843 - 1844                         1844 cont'd - 1845 - 1846


1846 cont'd - 1847 - 1848                     1848 cont'd - 1849     


1849 cont'd - 1850 - 1851                    1851 cont'd - 1852 - 1853


1853 cont'd - 1854 - 1855                   1855 cont'd - 1856 - 1857


1857 cont'd - 1858

Total Number of Graduates posted: 1, 847


Honorary Degrees in Medicine  1844 - 1858

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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:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

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