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"Doc" Nelson
07-18-2007, 07:46 AM
Are there any good sources that have some really great copies or, photos of original Medical Officer Commissions . . to reproduce? Or, if there is any place, such as Sullivan, that has blank Surgeon / Assistant Surgeon Commissions?

Marc
07-18-2007, 08:10 AM
Are there any good sources that have some really great copies or, photos of original Medical Officer Commissions . . to reproduce? Or, if there is any place, such as Sullivan, that has blank Surgeon / Assistant Surgeon Commissions?

Jimmy.

To tell the truth I have not given that much thought. Quite a few of the surgeons would have had state commissions and perhaps the state archieves would be a place to look. Good thought

TimKindred
07-18-2007, 10:00 AM
Jim,

yea... I haven't a clue as to where you might find one except maybe through ebay. Find an original and then scan and blank it out through photoshop.

I do have a blank form for an appointment as a Hospital Steward. Which folder it's in I haven't a clue at the moment. I'm rearranging the house and my boxes of files are all askew, so to speak.

Respects,

"Doc" Nelson
07-19-2007, 06:42 AM
. . are Surgeon / Assistant Surgeon Commissions the same as an Regular/Volunteer Army Officer's?

hanktrent
07-19-2007, 09:53 AM
I put "surgeon's commission" in a google image search, and here's the second hit: http://www.braceface.com/medical/Articles/Elliott_commission.htm

It shows Dr. Stephen Fuller Elliott's 1862 brigade surgeon commission, not in great detail, but probably enough to compare with a regular officer's commission to see if the format is the same.

Hank Trent
hanktrent@voyager.net

hendrickms24
07-19-2007, 09:26 PM
Hank,

The site you listed has lots of great photo of Surgical equipment. Thanks for posting the link to the web site.

cwdoc45
09-03-2007, 03:57 PM
I have copies of the two types of medical commissions used in Illinois for Vol Surgeons commissioned bt Governor Yates. Copies will be sent by snail mail upon request

Trevor Steinbach
Surgeon 45th Illinois Vols
cwdoc45

YankeeSurgeon
10-24-2007, 08:53 AM
FYI, this is an image of a document that is allegedly the 1861 commission of Reed Brockway Bontecou, M.D., Brigade Surgeon U.S. Volunteers

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://antiquescientifica.com/doc_Bontecou_commission_Lincolns_signature.jpg&imgrefurl=http://antiquescientifica.com/ABRAHAM%2520LINCOLN%2520Autographs.htm&h=234&w=576&sz=42&hl=en&start=11&um=1&tbnid=8KBw4eW7qu7MFM:&tbnh=54&tbnw=134&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsurgeon%2527s%2Bcommission%26svnum%3D 10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4SUNA_enUS234US235 %26sa%3DN

Apparently, Dr. Bontecou was surgeon in charge at Harewood Army Hospital in D.C. and made clinical photographs intended to serve as a tool for teaching fellow army surgeons. Here is one of his photographs on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art -

http://www.metmuseum.org/TOAH/HD/phcw/hod_1992.5134.htm

Thomas Federico