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June 12, 1862
L.C. Brown, Post Surgeon, Post Hospital, Camp Chase, Columbus, Franklin
County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that if Tod favored
him with the appointment of Surgeon to the 85th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer
Infantry, he wished his assistant, Dr. John E. Darby,
appointed as Assistant Surgeon of the 85th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer
Infantry, that he and Darby
were at present working harmoniously together and they saw no reason
why, if assigned to a regiment, they could not still prosper together,
and that he hoped his commission, if the war lasted, would not terminate
with the three months' men.
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At the close of the last year,
Dr. John E. Darby resigned as Professor
of Therapeutics. It is worthy of special note that Dr. Darby served the
college as Demonstrator of Anatomy in the years 1861-62. He then entered
the military service for four years during the Civil War. He has been
continuously a teacher of Therapeutics since the college year 1866-67.
He has served the college faithfully and well.
Held Up and Robbed.—Dr.
John E. Darby, Cleveland, was held up by two highwaymen while
making a night call, July 4. and robbed of $30 and a gold watch. The
robbers returned Dr. Darby's surgical case, but retained his medicine
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)