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Genealogy and Biographical Resources for physicians and other health professionals (19th Century -20th Century) : A Guide: Yellow Fever
Resources used by Matas Librarians for biographical information of physicians for public users.
Tomlinson W.K. and Perret J. J. Proceedings of the International Congress for the History of Medicine (25th, Quebec, 1976), p.1361-1373.
Tomlinson, W. K. & Perret, J.J. “Jean-Charles Faget and the yellow fever controversy in New Orleans,” Proceedings of the International Congress for the History of Medicine (25th, Quebec, 1976), pages 1361-1373.
Biography and References
Deléry, Charles François, 1815-1880.
JONES HALL Louisiana Collection Call Number: 976.31 (614.541) D346m
DELERY, François Charles, physician, author. Born, St. Charles Parish, La., January 28, 1815; son of Louis Boisclair and Marie Babin. Studied medicine, Paris, 1829-1842. Married Odile Deléry. Medical career: Practicing physician in New Orleans, 1842-1849; president, New Orleans Board of Health, 1849-1851; co-founder of Société Médicale de la Nouvelle Orléans, 1859; Louisiana delegate to Philadelphia Quarantine Congress, 1858; coroner, City of New Orleans, 1865. Lived in Havana, Cuba, during the Civil War. Literary career (books): Thèse pour le doctorat en médecine présentée et soutenue le 10 février 1842 (1842); Essai sur la liberté (1847); Etudes sur les passions (1849); Quelques mots sur le nativisme (1854); Précis historique de la fièvre jaune (1859); Replique de Dr. Charles Deléry aux mémoires du Dr. Charles Faget (1860); Dernière replique au Dr. Faget (n.d.); Mémoire sur l'épidémie de fièvre jaune qui a regné à la Nouvelle Orléans et dans les campagnes pendant 1867 (1867); (plays) "L'Ecole du peuple" (1877). (article) "Chroniques indiennes," Comptes-Rendus de l'Athénée Louisianais (1878); (essays) during Civil War, wrote collection of pro-Confederate essays entitled "Le Dernier Jour d'un sceptique." Removed to Bay St. Louis, Miss., 1871, and practiced medicine there until 1880. Died, Bay St. Louis, June 12, 1880; interred New Orleans. C.A.B. Sources: Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896, (1967); Louisiana Union Catalog (1959); Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana, 2 vols. (1892); New Orleans Daily Picayune, June 14, 1880.
Faget, J. C. (Jean Charles), 1818-1884
JONES HALL Louisiana Collection Call Number: 976.3 (614.541) F153 ...
Jean-Charles Faget was born to French parents in New Orleans. He studied in Paris from 1837 to 1845, and after receiving his doctorate in 1844 settled in New Orleans. He stayed in Paris 1866-1867 and subsequently lived in New Orleans for the rest of his life. His son, Charles Faget, became head of the clinic at the University of New Orleans under professor Samuel Merrfield Bemiss (1821-1884).
In 1858 he discovered a specific pathogonomic sign of yellow fever, a slow pulse at high fever. For his discovery he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur [Knight of the Legion of Honour].
Bibliographie. Étude médicale sur quelques maladies de la Louisiane, par le Dr Faget ; in-8°. New-Orléans, 1859. / The Institutes of medicine, by M. Paine ; in-8°, 1096 pages. New-York, 1858. p.510-511 (Available: 976.3 (614.541) F153 - JONES HALL)
Yellow Fever: Clinical Notes
By Just Touatre, Charles Louis Chassaignac
Published by New Orleans medical and surgical journal, ltd., 1898
Original from Harvard University
Digitized Apr 9, 2008
MORE YELLOW FEVER CASES; New Orleans Board of Health Officially Declares Six Persons Stricken with the Malady. NO DEATHS HAVE RESULTED Of the Twelve Cases Regarded as Suspicious, Six Have Entirely Recovered, Four Are Convalescing, and Two Are Critically Ill.
September 13, 1897, Wednesday, Page 3, 1500 words
Howard Tilton Library -( IN PRINT - F 379 N55 H34 1976 ) See IX. "Yellow Jack" - The Fever topic at Winter-time - The comfort of dying sporadically - The Board of Health Triumphant.. p. 65-73. - "A facsimile reproduction of the 1851 edition, with foreword, introduction, and index added."
Access over 130 books and journal articles dating back to the 1790s discussing the epidemiology and pathology of yellow fever in New York, Philadelphia, Barbados and New Orleans, among other areas. Books are included from prominent researchers of yellow fever authors such as Benjamin Rush, Carlos Finlay and Aristides