Lot 355: Frank Hastings Hamilton

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:59:38

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Lot 355: Noted American surgeon (1813–1886) who served as a military surgeon for two years during the Civil War and was appointed medical inspector with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1863. Civil War–dated ALS signed "Frank H. Hamilton," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 28, 1864. Letter of recommendation for Bellevue Medical College student Oliver G. Sherman. In part: "This will certify that O. G. Sherman has received instruction from me as a private pupil…He has been practically engaged in dressing fractures and reducing dislocations upon the subject, in making amputations, in the ligature of arteries, and in the study and performance of all the usual surgical operations." In fine condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature) and overall wrinkling. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $200-400
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