bioengineer

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A biomedical engineer and physician who retired from a medical research career at the National Institutes of Health.

For the last 35 years, Jodi Koste, Archivist at the Medical College of Virginia, and I have been compiling a biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. At the present time there are over 10,200 files in the database, but because of duplications through multiple spellings of surnames and given names, I estimate there were about 9500 different individuals who served as physicians. Cemetery documentation often supplies useful biographical information about Confederate physicians and can help correct errors in the spelling of names. Find A Grave memorials have provided valuable details for the register and in turn, for those who use the register.

Should you wish to learn something about Civil War medicine from the standpoint of the physicians who treated the sick and wounded soldiers, see my virtual cemetery. It contains over 1000 biographies based mostly on the wonderful Confederate Compiled Service Records in the National Archives and Records Administration. I also searched collections of their letters and contemporary newspapers and had great assistance from modern day archivists at medical schools which were in existence during the Civil War.

If you wish to know the source of a photograph or document I have added, click on it for an enlarged version and then read the caption. [Note: The new Find A Grave format severely limits caption space. If no source is given, it is likely that there was not enough room to include it. In that case, drop me a note and I will supply the source.]

F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D.
Co- Founder and Senior Technical Advisor to the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
http://www.civilwarmed.org/contact/research/

A biomedical engineer and physician who retired from a medical research career at the National Institutes of Health.

For the last 35 years, Jodi Koste, Archivist at the Medical College of Virginia, and I have been compiling a biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. At the present time there are over 10,200 files in the database, but because of duplications through multiple spellings of surnames and given names, I estimate there were about 9500 different individuals who served as physicians. Cemetery documentation often supplies useful biographical information about Confederate physicians and can help correct errors in the spelling of names. Find A Grave memorials have provided valuable details for the register and in turn, for those who use the register.

Should you wish to learn something about Civil War medicine from the standpoint of the physicians who treated the sick and wounded soldiers, see my virtual cemetery. It contains over 1000 biographies based mostly on the wonderful Confederate Compiled Service Records in the National Archives and Records Administration. I also searched collections of their letters and contemporary newspapers and had great assistance from modern day archivists at medical schools which were in existence during the Civil War.

If you wish to know the source of a photograph or document I have added, click on it for an enlarged version and then read the caption. [Note: The new Find A Grave format severely limits caption space. If no source is given, it is likely that there was not enough room to include it. In that case, drop me a note and I will supply the source.]

F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D.
Co- Founder and Senior Technical Advisor to the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
http://www.civilwarmed.org/contact/research/

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