Battey, Robert, 1828-1895

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Robert Battey, pharmacist, physician, and professor, was born 22 November 1828, near Augusta, Georgia, and died 8 November 1895, in Rome, Georgia. A pharmacist in Rome, Georgia (1848-ca. 1852), Battey graduated in medicine from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (1857), practiced in Rome, Georgia, traveled and studied in Europe (1859), and developed a procedure known as "Battey's Operation" for the removal of the ovaries. During the Civil War he served as Senior Surgeon with Hampton's Brigade, and worked in hospitals in Atlanta, Rome, Macon, and Vineville, Georgia, and in Lauderdale, Mississippi. He was a professor of obstetrics at Atlanta Medical College (1873-1875), and Emory College trustee (1890-1895), and in practice until 1895.

From the description of Robert Battey papers, 1810-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863048

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creatorOf Battey, Robert, 1828-1895. Robert Battey papers, 1810-1894. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Battey, George Magruder, 1887-1965. Papers, 1940. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Troutman, Henry B. (Henry Battey), 1886-1978. Papers, 1821-1974. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
creatorOf Palmer, William Pendleton, 1861-1927,. Medical department and hospital papers collection : Union and Confederate Armies, 1846-1866 / [collected by] William Pendleton Palmer. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Battey & Ketchum (West Harkness, N.Y.). Accounts, 1821-1827. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Atlanta Medical College. corporateBody
associatedWith Battey, Adrienne Dugas, b. ca. 1890. person
associatedWith Battey family. family
associatedWith Battey, George Magruder, 1826-1856. person
associatedWith Battey, George Magruder, 1887-1965. person
associatedWith Battey & Ketchum (West Harkness, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Battey, Martha Baldwin Smity, 1831-1922. person
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Halsey family. family
associatedWith Halsey, Mary Battey. person
associatedWith Magruder, Susan. person
associatedWith Martha Battey Hospital (Rome, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newton, Marilla. person
associatedWith Palmer, William Pendleton, 1861-1927, person
associatedWith Troutman, Henry B. (Henry Battey), 1886-1978. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Floyd County (Ga.)
United States
Rome (Ga.)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Medical education--19th century
Physicians--19th century
Physicians' writings


Birth 1828-11-26

Death 1895-11-08



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