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Dr James Bolton

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Dr James Bolton

  • Birth 5 Jun 1812 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 15 May 1869 Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6991736

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).

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 5 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6991736
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Bolton (5 Jun 1812–15 May 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6991736, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .