Hamilton, Frank Hastings, 1813-1886

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Hamilton was a reknowned American surgeon and helped establish the medical school at the University of Buffalo.

From the description of Frank Hastings Hamilton awards and degrees scrapbook, 1831-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 14308474

Physician, surgeon, educator, and author.

From the description of Frank Hastings Hamilton papers, 1863-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79768705

Biographical Note

  • 1813, Sept. 10: Born, Wilmington, Vt.
  • 1830: Graduated, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
  • 1833: Received license to practice medicine
  • 1835: M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1846: Helped found medical department, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • 1859: Appointed professor of Surgery, Long Island Hospital College, Long Island, N.Y.
  • 1860: Published Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations. Philadelphia: Lea
  • 1861: Volunteered for service in the Civil War and commissioned surgeon of the Thirty-first New York Regiment of Infantry Published Practical Treatise on Military Surgery. New York : Baillière
  • 1861 - 1865 : Professor of surgery, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York, N.Y.
  • 1863: Became medical inspector of the U.S. Army
  • 1863 - 1864 : Medical inspector during Civil War, U.S. Army
  • 1872: The Principles and Practice of Surgery. New York: William Wood & Co.
  • 1881: Consultant to the physician attending to James A. Garfield after the shotting of the president
  • 1886, Aug. 11: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Frank Hastings Hamilton Papers, 1863-1887, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Brown, Baxter (Clarence Baxter), 1900-1967. Military and medical papers, 1918-1966 (bulk 1940-1961). Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Emslie, Peter, 1814-1887. Journal of expedition to north shore of Lake Superior, 1846 Apr. 16-Aug. 27. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Russell, Nelson Gorham, 1907 or 8-1982. Lectures : Frank Hastings Hamilton and Austin Flint, [ca. 1939]. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn New York University. School of Medicine. Individuals, doctors, surgeons collection, [ca. 1820]-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Frank Hastings Hamilton Papers, 1863-1887 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Christie, Samuel A. Samuel A. Christie Papers, 1882-1883 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Hamilton, Frank Hastings, 1813-1886. Frank Hastings Hamilton awards and degrees scrapbook, 1831-1884. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Snow, James R. Medical notebook, [ca. 1848]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Reports of 4 brigade and artillery commanders and brigade surgeon in relation to the action near West Point, Va., Transcripts, 1862. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Hamilton, Frank Hastings, 1813-1886. Frank Hastings Hamilton papers, 1863-1887. Library of Congress
creatorOf Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. Medical bulletin : ms. : Elberon, N.J., [1881] Sept. 7. Rosenbach Museum & Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Brown, Baxter (Clarence Baxter), 1900-1967. person
associatedWith Christie, Samuel A. person
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Emslie, Peter, 1814-1887. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Theodore B., ca. 1836-1893. person
associatedWith New York University. School of Medicine. corporateBody
associatedWith Russell, Nelson Gorham, 1907 or 8-1982. person
associatedWith Snow, James R. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 62nd (1861-1865) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Confederate States of America
New York (State)
United States
United States
New York (State)
Confederate States of America
Subject
Medicine
Medical education
Occupation
Physicians
Surgeons
Authors
Educators
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Birth 1813-09-13

Death 1886-08-11

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