The History of Medicine in the United States; A Collection of Facts and Documents Relating to the History of Medical Science in This Country, from the Earliest English Colonization to the Year 1800 with a Supplemental Chapter on the

The History of Medicine in the United States; A Collection of Facts and Documents Relating to the History of Medical Science in This Country, from the Earliest English Colonization to the Year 1800 with a Supplemental Chapter on the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to a late hour in the evening, to the care of our patients. Here is a fine field for professional improvement. Amputating limbs, trepaning fractured skulls, and dressing the most formidable wounds, has familiarized my mind to scenes of woe. A military hospital is peculiarly calculated to afford example for profitable contemplation and to interest our sympathy and commiseration." Other hospitals for the Continental troops during hostilities in this region were established at Peekskill and Fishkill on the Hudson. They were well crowded at several times during their existence, as the fighting in their neighborhood was on occasions very severe. Connecticut had a large general military hospital at Stamford, in charge of Dr. Philip Turner. Many of those wounded in the campaigns in New York, or who became sick from the hardships undergone during them, were sent to the Connecticut hospital for treatment. This State also very early established a convalescent hospital for such of her soldiers as might return to their native State before fully recovering from their wounds or illness. In the course of military events in Pennsylvania and the neighboring States the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia was used at various times for the reception of the sick and wounded of both the British and American armies. According to Morton,12 the first reference to the Revolutionary War which occurs in the records of the hospital is on December 5, 1776, when the Committee of Safety placed a number of sick and wounded soldiers in the wards. On January 8, 1777, a large number of wounded soldiers, sailors, and Hessians were admitted. When the English forces occupied Philadelphia on September 26, 1777, their officers took forcible possession of the hospital for the use...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545931
  • 9781236545930