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Bernard John Dowling Irwin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 232

Abstract

Collection contains reprints of articles written by Irwin and articles written about him and his career, biographical data, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1850-1936

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Creator

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Restrictions

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

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Biographical Note

Bernard John Dowling Irwin was born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States while still a boy. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1852 and began his service in the U.S. Army as a surgeon in 1855. In February 1861, while stationed at Fort Buchanan, Arizona, he led troops against Chiricahua Indians at Apache Pass. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and gained the nickname "The Fighting Doctor" for his gallantry. During the Civil War, Irwin introduced the use of tent field hospitals at the battle of Shiloh in 1862. After the war he served as post surgeon to various posts in the American West. In 1892 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon General of the Army. He retired in 1894.

Collection Summary

Collection contains reprints of articles written by Irwin and articles written about him and his career, biographical data, and photographs.

Abstract

Collection contains reprints of articles written by Irwin and articles written about him and his career, biographical data, and photographs.

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Provenance

Unknown.

General

Processed by
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Processing Completed
2007
Encoded by
Jim Labosier
Title
Finding Aid to the Bernard John Dowling Irwin Papers, 1850-1936
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement
1.0

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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