Image of photo in Matas Collection, no. 1119
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
New Orleans Medical & Surgical Journal, 2:478, 1875
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.
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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;