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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medicine and Surgery in the United States. (search)
es)Jan., 1849 First excision of the hip-joint in the United States performed by Henry J. Bigelow, professor in Harvard College1852 Elkanah Williams, of Cincinnati, earliest specialist in ophthalmology, begins practice1855 Arteria innominata tied for the first time by Valentine Mott, of New York (1818) ; by R. W. Hall, of Baltimore (1830); by E. S. Cooper, of San Francisco (1859) ; and again, being the first case in which the patient's life was saved, by A. W. Smyth, of New Orleans1864 Horace Green, said to have been the first specialist in diseases of the throat and lungs, died1866 Centennial international medical congress held in Philadelphia1876 New York Polyclinic organized 1880-81, opened1882 Valentine Mott, of New York, reports four apparently successful inoculations for hydrophobia, performed by himselfOct., 1886 The ninth international medical congress held in WashingtonSept. 5-101886 International medico-legal congress opens in Steinway HallJune 4, 1889 Fortieth me