JOHN DICKSON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of John Dickson extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Dr. John Dickson was born in Cecil, Maryland in 1812. Of Scotch Irish descent, his father and family moved to Clinton, Allegheny County in 1821. He studied medicine with Dr. Leatherman of Cannonsburg and then attended lectures at the University of New York. He began practice at the age of 20 in Sewickley, PA. In 1843 Dr. Dickson moved to Allegheny where he opened a medical office on the Diamond, though he eventually wound up on the corner of Penn and Ninth streets in Pittsburg. After the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing, Dickson and Dr. McCook took charge of the two hospital boats. His activities during the War closed wtih his services at Gettysburg, where he was appreciated as a skilled and diligent surgeon. "... he was socially and professionally venerated for his extensive knowledge, his eminent abilities, his long and valuable services, his earnest integrity and the spotless purity of his moral character."

Title: JOHN DICKSON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35314

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History Dr. John Dickson 19th Century Doctors Medical Biographies Physicians and surgeons Civil War Surgeons