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Congressional list of physicians and surgeons to serve in the Continental Army

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Title

Congressional list of physicians and surgeons to serve in the Continental Army

Subject

Physicians--United States--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States. Continental Army. Hospital Department
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Description

A handwritten document bearing the title "In Congress, Octo 7th 1780" describing the appointment by election in the Continental Congress of 15 physicians and surgeons to the newly-established Hospital Department of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The letter is written and signed by Charles Thomson, a Patriot leader in Philadelphia and Secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its existence (1774-1789).

Creator

Thomson, Charles

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

October 7, 1780

Language

English

Type

Muster rolls

Identifier

naval_journal

Extent

1 page

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Temporal Coverage

Eighteenth century

Provenance

Doyle Galleries

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Thomson, Charles, “Congressional list of physicians and surgeons to serve in the Continental Army,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8132.