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This book has details as follows. The book is complete with 828 pages.Published 1856 in Philadelphia by J. It has 274 engravings on wood. Henry Hollingsworth Smith was born in Philadelphia on December 10, 1815, to James S. Following in his father's footsteps, the younger Smith enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania in 1830 as a member of the Class of 1834. Four years later he earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts A. During his undergraduate years, Smith was a member of the Philomathean Society.
Following graduation from the College, Smith enrolled in the Medical School where he earned the degree of Doctor of Medicine M. With the Class of 1837. After commencement from the Medical School, Smith traveled to Europe where he continued his medical studies in London, Vienna, and Paris.Upon returning to the United States, Smith served as a resident physician at Pennsylvania Hospital. During his medical career Smith was on the staff of numerous Philadelphia Hospitals, including St. Joseph's Hospital, Philadelphia Episcopal Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital. During the Civil War, Smith served under another former Pennsylvania student, General George McClellan.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Smith was charged with the organization of Pennsylvania's hospital system in response to the fighting and held the position of Surgeon General of Pennsylvania in 1861 and 1862. Smith organized surgical and medical services at the Battle's of Williamsburg, West Point, Fair Oaks and Cold Harbor, and at the siege of Yorktown. During his distinguished career, Smith wrote a number of books and journal articles on the practice of medicine. He was a fellow in the American College of Physicians, the President of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Medical Societies, the Chair of the Surgical Section of the American Medical Association, and the Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Medical Congress. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws LL.From Lafayette College in 1885. He was married to Mary Edmonds, the daughter of William Edmonds Horner, a Professor of Medicine at the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania. Henry Hollingsworth Smith died in Philadelphia on April 11, 1890.
The item "Surgery Medical Book c1856 Henry Smith 274 Wood Cuts RARE Original Pre Civil War" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "ricketyswank2" and is located in Murrieta, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam.