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United States Navy Dept. Board of Medicine and Surgery: Examination Papers Collection 1831-1860
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Title: United States Navy Dept. Board of Medicine and Surgery: Examination Papers Collection
Creator: United States. Navy Dept. Board of Medicine and Surgery
Dates: 1831-1860
Extent: 0.6 linear feet
Abstract:
In 1824 the young American Navy began to conduct professional examinations for candidates for the medical corps. A permanent board was appointed in Philadelphia, with Edward Cutbush as senior member. After 1828, assistant naval surgeons who had been commissioned and had served for five years were also given the right to apply for examination for promotion. This collection consists of some of the examination papers from both applicants for appointment and for promotion.

Call number: MS C 463
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine