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Charles S. Tripler

Author/Artist: artist unknown

Type: Illustration (Photograph)

Topic: Portrait

Portrait of Charles S Tripler

Born in New York City in 1806, Charles S. Tripler graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1827. He entered the Army and received a commission as an assistant surgeon in 1830. Over the course of his 36-year career, Tripler attempted to standardize the Army's medical practices by publishing two manuals for military medical officers.

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    Written by United States Army Surgeon Charles Tripler and Professor of Surgery George Blackman, this publication recounts strategies for battling persistent dangers to soldiers' health while living in camps including sanitary conditions, supplies, dysentery, and treatment of battle wounds

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