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Model forms to improve U.S. Army hospital administration during the American Revolution

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 250

Abstract

Eight drafts of forms designed by Tilton for use by military hospital staffs.

Dates

  • 1779

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

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

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Restrictions

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Biographical Note

James Tilton, 1745-1822, was a military surgeon for American forces during the Revolutionary War and served as Surgeon General of the Army during the War of 1812. He was a surgeon for the Delaware regiment from 1776 until the Continental Congress appointed him hospital surgeon in 1777. During the campaigns of 1777-80 he was in charge of hospitals at Morristown and Trenton, N. J., and at New Windsor, N. Y. He was concerned with the health and sanitary conditions of military hospitals and proposed hospitalization in small well-ventilated log huts capable of holding but six or eight patients each.

Tilton wrote Observations on animal electricity. In explanation of the metallic operation of Doctor Perkins ... (1797), and Economical observations on military hospitals; and the prevention and cure of diseases incident to an army. In three parts: Addressed I. To ministers of state and legislatures. II. To commanding officers. III. To the medical staff ... (1813).

Collection Summary

Eight drafts of forms designed by Tilton for use by military hospital staffs to regularly document admission, release, treatment, and mortality of American soldiers.

Abstract

Eight drafts of forms designed by Tilton for use by military hospital staffs.

Physical Location

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

General

Processed by
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Processing Completed
2002
Encoded by
Jim Labosier
Title
Finding Aid to the Model forms to improve U.S. Army hospital administration during the American Revolution, 1779
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Date
2002
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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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