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Fannie A. Beers, Memories: a record of personal exeperience and adventure during four years of war. 1 1 Browse Search
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mprised only two hospitals, the Bragg and the Buckner. Of the Bragg, Dr. S. M. Bemis was surgeon in charge; assistant surgeons, Gore, of Kentucky; Hewes, of Louisville, Kentucky; Welford, of Virginia; Redwood, of Mobile, Alabama, and some others whose names I cannot now recall. Dr. W. T. McAllister was surgeon in charge of the Buckner. Of the assistant surgeons I can only remember Dr. W. S. Lee, then of Florida, now a successful practitioner and an honored citizen of Dallas, Texas; Dr. R. D. Jackson, of Selma; Alabama, who since the war has lived a well-beloved physician and druggist in Summerfield, Alabama; Dr. Reese, also of Alabama, and Dr. Yates, of Texas, now dead. For a few months Dr. Francis Thornton, of Kentucky, was surgeon of the post. He was a fiery, impetuous, manly man, a rigid disciplinarian, but always compelled to fight against the dictates of his large, warm heart when duty compelled him to execute severe justice. Mrs. Thornton was one of the most lovable wom
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Hypodermic Syringe. (search)
The Hypodermic Syringe. First used in the Confederate States army. The Chattanooga News of February 10, 1904, says: The subject of the first use of the hypodermic syringe was discussed at the last meeting of the army surgeons in New Orleans last spring, said Dr. R. D. Jackson, and one surgeon stated that the first time it was used he thought was in the Army of the Tennessee. While in the Tennessee Army I wrote to a friend in Augusta, J. P. K. Walker, to try to get me a hypodermic syringe and send it to me. I never had seen one, but thought from what I had heard about it that it would be very useful in relieving the wounded soldiers of pain. My friend was fortunate enough to secure one from a physician and sent it to me while I was on duty at the hospital at Ringgold, Ga. I exhibited it to my friends—the surgeons there, eighteen in number—none of them had ever seen one before. At that time I was treating a severe case of dysentery, the patient being a chaplain from