Dr. Chandler R. Gilman, one of the
most genial as well as prominent members- of the medical profession, and for
many years Prof, of Obstetrics in the New York College of Physicians and
Surgeons, was born, 1802, at Marietta, Ohio, graduated at the University of
Pennsylvania in 1824, and soon after settled in New York city. He shortly
after assisted Ch. Fenno Hoffmann in the publication of a literary magazine,
the American Monthly, and in 1835 published two volumes, "Legends of a Log
Cabin" and "Life on the Lakes," in a series of letters to his wife. He had
married in 1825, and by patient industry gradually acquired a good practice.
In 1840, he was appointed Lecturer on Obstetrics in the New York College of
Physicians and Surgeons, and in 1841, Professor of the same. From this time
his abilities, both literary and professional, his full conversational
powers and high scholarship becoming more and more widely appreciated, he
rose accordingly high in the branches to which he devoted himself. Among his
publications may be mentioned his " Maunsell's Dublin Practice of Midwifery,
with Notes and Additions by C. R. G.," " Relations of the Medical to the
Legal Profession." Tributes to the memory of Dr. Beek and of Dr. Moore,
besides various articles to medical magazines and some contributions to
Appktoris Cyclopaedia. Fearless and independent in spirit, well read, and
possessing a retentive memory, full of anecdote and with a keen sense of
humor, he was the soul of good company, while securing to himself a full
share of the professional success to which his full talents, his industry,
ability, and sterling integrity well entitled him. He was just entering on
his 64th year
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue
Faculty of Medicine 1865
Edward Delafield, M.D., President, and Emeritus-Professor of Obstetrics.
Alexander H. Stevens, M.D., LL.D., Professor Emeritus of Clinical Surgery.
John Torrey, M.D., LL.D., Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Botany
Joseph Mather Smith, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Clinical
Robert Watts, M.D., Professor of Anatomy
Willard Parker, M.D., Professor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery
and Surgical Anatomy.
Chandler R. Gilman, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, the Diseases of Women and
Children, and Medical Jurisprudence.
Alonzo Clark, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Practical Medicine.
John C. Dalton, Jr., M.D., Professor of Physiology and Microscopic Anatomy
Samuel St. John, M.D., Professor of Chemistry
Thomas M. Markoe, M.D., Professor Adjunct of Surgery
William Detmold, M.D., Professor of Military surgery and Hygiene
T. Gaillard Thomas, M.D., Professor Adjunct of Obstetrics.
Henry B. Sands, M.D., Demonstrator of Anatomy and Curator of the College
Erskine Mason, M.D. Assistant Demonstrator.
Foster Swift, M.D., Assistant to the Professor of Obstetrics.
William H. Carmalt, M.D., Assistant to the Professor of Physiology.
James L. Little, M.D., Assistant to the professor of Surgery
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)