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Amputations in the Civil War
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Amputations in the Civil War Originally published as "When Johnny Couldn't Come Marching Home: Civil War Amputations" by Ansley Herring Wegner Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Babies Hospital
by Hill, Michael. Babies Hospital by Michael Hill, 2006 The Babies Hospital was a seaside pediatric institution that operated in New Hanover County from 1920 until 1978. Medical professionals had long [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Black Tongue
by Joyner, Whitmel M. Black Tongue is the familiar name for the often fatal effects of a deficiency of the vitamin niacin (once designated Vitamin B3, now B5), found chiefly in liver, lean meat, poultry, fish, and beans. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
by Moore, Cecelia. Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is an independent private foundation whose mission is to advance the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. It was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Confederate Laboratory
by Barefoot, Daniel W. The Confederate laboratory, located two miles south of Lincolnton in Lincoln County, was one of at least five laboratories established by the Confederate States of America to manufacture drugs from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council, Commodore Thomas, Sr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. Commodore Thomas Council, Sr., pharmaceutical manufacturer, churchman, and civic leader, the son of John Lawrence and Glendora Burgess Council, was born in rural Chatham County. He went first to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crazy Water Crystals
by Williams, Wiley J. Crazy Water Crystals, a laxative made by the Crazy Water Crystals Company of Mineral Wells, Tex., became known to many rural and working-class North Carolinians during the Great Depression through [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crossnore School
by Coonin, Bryna R. The Crossnore School, a nondenominational Christian home for children located in the town of Crossnore in the Linville Valley of Avery County, was founded by two doctors, Mary Martin Sloop, of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dentistry
by Mazzocchi, Jay. Dentistry, like medicine, has changed dramatically throughout history. From colonial times through the first decades of the nineteenth century, dental procedures were merely an additional service [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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