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The Civil War and the University,

With Other Items From HS/HSL’s Special Collections


Source of these lists: Quinan, John R. Medical Annals of Baltimore, From 1608 To 1880 : including events, men and literature, to which is added a subject index and record of public services (Baltimore : Press of Isaac Friedenwald, 1884). The author includes this disclaimer: “The official Records of the Government, Brown’s ‘Hist. of Med. Dep. U.S.’ and other authorities were consulted to procure the above Record ; yet as official Records merely designate the State from which the party was appointed, or in which he was born, it may be that some of these officers came from other parts of Maryland than Baltimore.” (p. 246)


“A Southern Institution”

Under the Deanship of the South Carolinian Julian John Chisolm, the School issued this postwar declaration of its geographic identity.

Source: Sixty-Fourth Annual Circular of the School of Medicine,

History of the Campus Collection


Samuel A. Mudd, a native of Charles County, Maryland, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1856. This is his original doctoral thesis on Dysentery from our collection, written as a partial requirement for his degree. Unfortunately, Mudd’s role as the physician who treated John Wilkes Booth’s fractured leg in the hours after Lincoln’s assassination only served to guarantee him a legacy of soiled reputation. Later imprisoned at Fort Jefferson, however, it was Mudd’s efforts in combating a yellow fever epidemic there in 1867 that offered him at least some measure of professional redemption. Although not inherently associated with the war itself, this item nevertheless earns a place here as an interesting related period piece.