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Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Abby Ann Newbold Cox, New York, N.Y.?]

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Title:
Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Abby Ann Newbold Cox, New York, N.Y.?]
Description:
Former professor of surgery at the New-York Medical College, Abraham L. Cox resigned his New York practice at the opening of the war and became the Surgeon-in-Chief, 1st Division, 20th Corps, of the Army of the Cumberland. "Hastened by the labor and exposure incident to the active campaigns of that army," Cox died of dysentery at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in July, 1864. Abraham Cox wrote this letter to his wife [Abby Ann Newbold Cox], early in his military career, describing an amputation case.
Creator:
Cox, Abraham Liddon
Date:
July 15, 1862
Format:
Documents
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Boston Medical Library
Cox, Abraham, 1800-1864. 27 A.L. to Belle ( ) Cox, 1862-1864 & [n.d.], B MS Misc.
Series:
Boston Medical Library
Subjects:
Amputation
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
Extent:
excerpt (2 pages) of letter
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Notes:
Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1966.
Language:
English
Identifier:
DigID0001647