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Appendix A

Table of Contents

APPENDIX A
SOME INFLUENTIAL DOCTORS IN THE CONTINENTAL
HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT, 1775 TO 1783

Name

Highest Responsibility

Education/Experience

Benjamin Church

Director General

Studied medicine in London

John Morgan

Director General

M.D. from Edinburgh, further medical studies in England and Europe, surgeon in French and Indian War

William Shippen, Jr.

Director General

M.D. from Edinburgh, further medical studies in England

John Cochran

Director General

Apprentice-trained in England, surgeon's mate in French and Indian War

Benjamin Rush

Physician General

M.D. from Edinburgh

Malachi Treat

Physician General, Chief Hospital Physician

Professor of Medicine at King's College

Ammi R. Cutter

Physician General

Served with British at Louisburg and in Indian frontier wars with rangers

William Brown

Physician General

M.D. from Edinburgh

Walter Jones

Physician General

M.D. from Edinburgh

Charles McKnight

Surgeon General, Chief Hospital Physician

Private student of William Shippen, Jr.

Philip Turner

Surgeon General

Assistant surgeon to provincial regiment under General Amherst at Ticonderoga

Jonathan Potts

Deputy Director General

Studied medicine at Edinburgh, M.D. from Philadelphia

Samuel Stringer

Director of Hospital in North

Served in British Army

James Craik

Chief Physician and Surgeon General of the Army

Trained at Edinburgh, served in French and Indian War

Peter Dott Fayssoux

Chief Physician and Surgeon General of Southern Department

Medical education at Edinburgh

Hugh Williamson

Surgeon to the North Carolina militia

Medical education at Edinburgh and London, M.D. from Utrecht

Bodo Otto

In charge of Yellow Springs hospital

Medical education in Europe

James Tilton

In charge of various hospitals, including that at Trenton

Graduate of Philadelphia

    SOURCES: Gordon, Aesculapius, pp. 42, 47, 95, 127, 216, 304, 369, 374, 417, 476; Major, History of Medicine, 2: 718, 721-22; Butterfield, Letters of Rush, 1: 108n, 163n, 177n; Sydney H. Carney Jr., "Some Medical Men in the Revolution," Magazine of History 21 (1915): 185; Duncan: Medical Men, p. 84; Brown, Medical Department, pp. 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 60.