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Title: Clarysville Hospital. Civil War Records of Samuel West, Physician
Call number: A&M No.: 3509
Creator: West, Samuel
Creator, Corp name: Clarysville Hospital
Inclusive dates: 1863-1883 Bulk dates: 1864-1865
Extent: 10 1/2 in. (1 document case, 2.5 in.; 2 card boxes, 4 in. x 6 in.)
Abstract: Civil War records of the U.S. military hospital at Clarysville, Maryland, recording activities of Assistant Surgeon Samuel B. West. Includes appointment letter, "Special Orders No. 74," for Samuel B. West dated 7-25. There are approximately 800 "Bed Cards" (5 3/4 in. by 3 1/2 in.) and 105 larger and more detailed "Medical Descriptive Lists" (12 3/4 in. by 8 1/4 in.). The Bed Cards contain the name, age, place of birth, marital status, residence, address of wife or nearest relative, rank, regiment, date admitted into hospital, diagnosis, where or how wounded, nature of missile or weapon, treatment, and result (with date). "Medical Descriptive Lists" contain name, age, rank, Company, Regiment, disease or injury, admission date, disposition (return to duty, death, or other), name of attending medical officer (Samuel B. West), treatment, and detailed remarks regarding progress of treatment. There are also: ten letters to and from Samuel B. West regarding medical record requests for pension applications, 1867-1883; a guide to Washington, D.C., 1869; train schedule and map for Philadelphia and New York area, n.d. (2 1/2 in. by 4 1/2 in.); handbill regarding admission of "colored physicians" to membership in the American Medical Association, n.d. (6 in. by 13 1/2 in.); and a two page statement regarding transgressions of soldiers upon civilians. The Bed Cards are on one DVD; access to the original Bed Cards is restricted.
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