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Samuel Bemiss biography

 Collection
Identifier: KORN254

Dates

  • 1821-1884

Creator

Extent

.25 linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Bemiss (1821-1884) was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, and served on the faculty of the U of L Department of Medicine in the 1850s and 60s. With Joseph W. Benson, he edited the Monthly Medical News. Henry Miller and Bemiss represented opposing factions during one of the faculty's reorganizations following the Civil War. A CSA veteran, Bemiss accepted a position on the Tulane faculty in 1866 and spent the rest of his life in New Orleans. He chaired the US Yellow Fever Commission in 1878, served on the US Board of Health, and was an officer of the AMA.
Title
Samuel Bemiss Biography
Status
Completed
Author
Mary K. Marlatt
Date
2017
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

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