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Medical Lexicon
Medical Science

by Robley Dunglison
Published by Blanchard And Lea, Philadelphia, 1865

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In 1824 Robley Dunglison (1798-1869) accepted Thomas Jefferson's invitation to leave his medical practice in London to occupy the chair of anatomy, physiology, materia medica, and medical jurisprudence at the newly established University of Virginia. Shortly after Dunglison arrived he became the former president's close friend and personal physician. He treated Jefferson during his last illness and was present at Monticello at the time of the former president's death. After nine years at the University of Virginia, Dunglison accepted the chair of materia medica and medical jurisprudence at the University of Maryland. He resigned this position in 1836 in order to assume the chair of the institutes of medicine at Jefferson Medical College, which he held until his retirement in 1868. In addition to his professorial duties Dunglison also assumed the responsibilities of the deanship at Jefferson between 1854 and 1868. Dunglison enhanced his reputation as an educator with numerous literary accomplishments. His medical dictionaries and textbooks could be found in nearly every medical college and practitioner's office in the United States. Dunglison's salient contributions to the study of physiology earned him particular acclaim as the "Father of American Physiology."

This dictionary written by Dr. Dunglison was one of the Civil War medical books issued to medical forces by the Surgeon General of the United States Army (Union Army).
Dunglison, Dictionary of Medical Science

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