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Frank H. Hamilton, Samuel D. Gross, Theodric Beck, John Beck, Surgeon General's Office Library
Practical Treatise on Military
Surgery and Hygiene, (1861) by Frank H. Hamilton, M.D.
A copy of this text book is listed in the
1865 Surgeon General's Office
beginning of the Civil War Dr. Hamilton accompanied the 31st New York regiment to the front, and had charge of the general field hospital in Centreville during the first battle of Bull Run. In July, 1861, he was made brigade surgeon, and later medical director, and in 1862 organized the United States general hospital in Central park, New York. in February, 1863, he was appointed a medical inspector in the United States army, ranking as lieutenant-colonel, but resigned in September and returned to his duties in Bellevue hospital medical college, where in 1861 he had been appointed professor of military surgery and attending surgeon to the hospital.
FRANK HASTINGS HAMILTON, MD. LATE SURGEON THIRTY THIRD REGIMENT
FOURTH BRIGADE FOURTH DIVISION NEW YORK STATE ARTILLERY; PROFESSOR OF
MILITARY SURGERY AND OF DISEASES AND ACCIDENTS INCIDENT TO BONES IN
BELLEVUE MEDICAL COLLEGE; SURGEON TO BELLEVUE HOSPITAL;
PROFESSOR OF SURGERY AND SURGEON IN CHIEF TO THE LONG ISLAND COLLEGE
HOSPITAL; AUTHOR OF TREATISE ON FRACTURES AND DISLOCATIONS
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HAMILTON FRANK H, MD, Professor of Surgery in the Long Island College Hospital; A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON FRACTURES AND DISLOCATIONS, Second edition
revised and improved In one large and handsome octavo volume of over 750
pages with nearly 300 illustrations. The early demand for a new
edition of this work shows that it has been successful in securing the
confidence of the profession as a standard authority for consultation and
reference on its important and difficult subject. In again passing it
through the press the author has taken the opportunity to revise it
carefully and introduce whatever improvements have been suggested by further
experience and observation. An additional chapter on Gun shot
Fractures will be found to adapt it still more fully to the exigencies of
Hamilton, Frank H.
A Treatise on Military
Surgery and Hygiene. New York: Balliere Bros., 1861.
Hardback, 232 pages.
9 1/4 x 6 1/4 x
3/4 in. Signed in the front pages: 'J. McFarland, 76
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from the publisher, Balliere Bros.
A Practical Treatise on Factures and
Dislocations, (1860) by Frank Hamilton, M. D.
This first version, with 289 woodcuts, was
published immediately before the War in 1860.
Dr. Hamilton's work, is divided into two parts, in
the first of which, consisting of thirty-five
chapters, we have the subject of fractures
considered; in the second, consisting of twenty-six chapters, that of
dislocations. The last of these chapters
treats of congenital dislocations.
A copy of this text book is
listed in the 1864 Surgeon
General's Office Library Catalogue or the
list of medical
textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the Army
lecture card for Military Surgery,Fractures & Dislocations
Frank Hamilton MD, Professor, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, where
numerous surgeons were trained during the Civil War
Discussion of the
Hamilton book by the publisher:
llustrated with 289 woodcuts. Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea.
1860. 8vo, pp. 757.
A Practical Treatise on Factures and
Dislocations, (1863) by Frank Hamilton, M. D.
The second version, was published during
the heat of the War and was dedicated to the Civil and Military
surgeons. The preface to the second edition is posted for
its discussion of the War.
Original Lecture: Amputations
in Gunshot Fractures of the Femur, (1863), by Frank H. Hamilton,
M.D., Professor of Military Surgery and Fractures at Bellevue
Hosp. Med. College
Published in the American Medical Times,
Jan. 2, 1864. by Bailliere Brothers, N.Y.
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provided surgical instruments during the War
A Manual of Military
Surgery, (1861, first edition) by Samuel D. Gross, M.D.
A field manual of surgery by well
known surgeon and author
S. D. Gross, M.D.,
who taught at Jefferson Medical College. This compact (4 x 6 x 3/4 in)
text book was published during the earliest days of the War. The
covers are embossed with an eagle, shield, and scroll. Published by
Lippincott & Son, 1861.
At the outbreak of the Civil War. Dr.
Gross wrote a brief
Manual of Military Surgery. It was
composed in nine days, and published in a fortnight from the time of its
inception. Under the care of Messrs. J. B. Lippincott and Company, it passed
through two editions of 2,000 copies each. It was republished at Richmond,
Virginia, and was extensively used by the surgeons of both armies. In 1874,
it was translated into Japanese and published at Tokyo, Japan. The first
edition bears the date of 1861; the second
Additional information on:
Samuel D. Gross, M.D.
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Jurisprudence, Vol. One, by Theodric Romeyn Beck, M.D ;
John B. Beck, M.D. , marked
U.S. Army Medical Dept.,
Medical Jurisprudence By Theodoric Romeyn Beck, MD, Professor
of Materia Medica in the Albany Medical College and John B. Beck,
MD, Professor of Materia Medica and Medical Jurisprudence in
the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the City of New York,
Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Paris
Corresponding Member of the Medical Society of London.
A copy of this
text book is listed in the
Surgeon General's Office Library Catalogues or the
medical textbooks which were published during the Civil War by the
Army Medical Department.
Additional information on
Theodric R. Beck, M.D.
Physicians and Surgeons, Western District of NY,
lecture cards for T.R. Beck, M.D. 1829-30
Publisher: J. P. Lippincott's listing of medical
textbooks in this text, 1860, Two volumes 8vo
Marked: U. S.
A. Med. Dept.
(Note: I need Vol. II
of this 1860 version)
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