Samuel Franklin Coues essay and examination questions
Identifier: MSS 2/233
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Holograph essay, 1856 Mar. 4, describing causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatitis, and twelve examination questions with responses, 1856 Mar. 7, by Samuel F. Coues. Forms part of Coues’ examination for advancement in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy. Examination questions answered at U.S. Naval Home in Philadelphia and presented to the Board of Naval Surgeons of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
- Coues, Samuel F. (Samuel Franklin) (Person)
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Samuel Franklin Coues, of New Hampshire, was born on 17 Sept. 1825; he died on 1 May 1916. Coues received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1849. He entered the U.S. Navy and became an assistant surgeon, 1851, surgeon, 1861, and medical director, 1876. From 1884 to 1887, Coueswas president of the naval examining board in Philadelphia; in 1887, he had charge of the naval hospital in Chelsea, Mass. Coues retired with the rank of rear admiral in 1906.
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