Excerpt from A Medical History of the State of Indiana This volume is a collection of the several articles published in The Journal of the Indiana State Medical Association during the years 1909 and 1910 and the earlier months of 1911, and entitled Sketches of the Medical History of Indiana. In the present form the articles have been revised, mistakes corrected and new historical matter added, thus bringing the work up to a later date. The encouragement I have received from numerous readers has stimulated me to reproduce the results of my labor in a more permanent form. Two years and a half ago, at the solicitation of friends, I began the task of preparing and writing the articles, and I have bestowed time, patience and care upon them. Biographical sketches are confined to deceased physicians; the living are mentioned only in connection with historical matters. I became a member of the State Medical Society in 1867, and have been a faithful attendant at the sessions of that body ever since. I knew personally many of the founders of the Society. Dr. W. H. Wishard, who is still living and was present at the state medical convention in 1849, has been a personal friend since 1862, when I first met him on the battle field of Shiloh. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.