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James Bolton
Birth: Jun. 5, 1812
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 15, 1869
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Pioneering Physician. He received his MD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York in 1836. Taking up practice in Richmond, Bolton took an early interest in eye diseases at a time when ophthalmology was not considered a separate specialty. He published many medical papers in the 1840s and 1850s and his papers describing the use of ether and chloroform during surgery are credited with encouraging many physicians concerning the safety of anesthetics. During the Civil War, he was commissioned a surgeon in the Confederate Army and served at various hospitals around Richmond. He was one of the founders of Richmond's Bellevue Hospital (1854). (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Maria Harrison Bolton (1813 - 1873)*
 
 Children:
  Cora Bolton McBryde (1839 - 1920)*
  Jackson Bolton (1849 - 1911)*
  Benjamin Meade Bolton (1857 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Dec 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6991736
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