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The best specimen of a tyrant : the ambitious Dr. Abraham Van Norstrand and the Wisconsin Insane Hospital

Author: Thomas Doherty
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Iowa Press ed. 2013View all editions and formats
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In 1847, young Dr. Abraham Van Norstrand left Vermont to seek his fortune in the West, but in Wisconsin his business ventures failed, and a medical practice among hard-up settlers added little to his pocketbook. During the Civil War he organized and ran one of the army's biggest hospitals but resigned when dark rumors surfaced about him. Back home, he accepted with mixed feelings the one prestigious position  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012024073
Named Person: Abraham Van Norstrand; Abraham Van Norstrand
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Doherty
ISBN: 1609381610 9781609381615
OCLC Number: 824733602
Notes: Originally published: Madison, Wis. : Spenser-Hoyt, ©2007.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction; Prologue: A Locked Room, a Battered Body; 1. "The Fortune I Desired and Expected"; 2. "I Soon Found My Hands Full"; 3. "My Blood Is Up"; 4. "The Best Specimen of a Tyrant"; 5. "A Severe Punishment of a Deluded and Spiteful People"; 6. "The Whole Camp Still as Death"; 7. "The First Negro Hospital"; 8. "The Wails of the Wounded"; 9. "Friends and Enemies"; 10. "A Second Class Man"; 11. "The Usual Little Jarrings in the Ward"; 12. "A Critical and Searching Examination"; 13. "Patients that Manifested a Dislike to Dr. Van Norstrand"; 14. "Little Short of Murderous Neglect." 15. "Rotten Eggs"16. "A Solemn Court of Impeachment"; 17. "Abandon Hope"; 18. "A True Gentleman of the Old School"; Epilogue: "Three Percent Hastings"; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Thomas Doherty.

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