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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Dr. Edward Hall Barton (1796-1859)

Distinguished Tulane Medical and Public Health Faculty and Tulane Health Sciences Alumni. Selected highlights on their contributions to medical science.

Edward H. Barton

Edward H. Barton, M.D. no. 1623

Image of photo in Matas Collection, no. 1119

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Standard History of New Orleans. 1900, p.214

American physician in Havana, Bost. Medical & Surgical Journal 28:65-56, 1843 + Western J. Med. & Surg 7: 313-315, 1843

Return of Prof. E. H. Barton of New Orleans, Boston Medical & Surgical Journal 39:206, 1848

Inspector of drugs at the port of New Orleans,  Boston Medical & Surgical Journal 43:368, 1850

Pres. New Orleans Acad. Scie.  Boston Medical & Surgical Journal 51, 143, 1854

Obit. 1859 Boston Medical & Surgical Journal. 61:208

Steventon, L.G. Putting Disease on the Map: the early use of spot maps in the study of yellow fever. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 1965 Jul;20:226-61. PMID: 14336182 (see section X. p.256-260)

New Orleans Medical & Surgical Journal, 2:478, 1875

Biographical Information

Dean, School of Medicine, 1836 - 1840
Chairman, Department of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1835, 1840

Dr. Edward Hall Barton was a native of Virginia.  He received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the Royal University of Havana, Cuba.  He was the Professor of Materia Medica and Therapy in the first session (May 1935) of the Medical College of Louisiana (now Tulane University), replacing Dr. E. B. Smith who resigned before the first session.  He was Professor of Medicine from the beginning of the Medical College until April 1839.  He served as the Dean from July 26, 1936 to June 26, 1840. 

A prolific writer, Dr. Barton was an early advocate of public health and sanitation in New Orleans. Of particular note is his report of the Sanitary Commission in the wake of the 1853 yellow fever epidemic. In it, Dr. Barton associated the fever with the abundance of mosquitoes in the city.

J. Jones.(1882) Louisiana. Board of Health. Annual report of the Board of Health, p.100

C.C. Bass (1935) The School of Medicine of Tulane University of Louisiana. New Orleans Medical & Surgical Journal, 87:506-514.

Selected Works of Barton, E. H. (Edward H.), d. 1859 -

These print publications were scanned by the Rudolph Matas Library and made available to the public via The Internet Archive.

Online Works by or about E.H. Barton with Open Access

TP image from 1851 book by E.H. Barton

Selected Barton Published Article

Blurbs from Medical Publications (Google Books)

From the Newspapers of the Day

From the Daily Picayune

Dr. E. H. Barton received the unanimous vote of the Board as Consulting Physician to the Health Officer, Dr. Frederick W. Hart.

Daily Picayune.; Date: 03-18-1851; Page: 5;

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