Daguerreotype studio portrait of Dr. James H. Dickson.
Dr. James Henderson Dickson (1806-1862) was a physician in Wilmington, NC. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1823 and his M.D. from Columbia University. He was famous for performing the first subcutaneous Achilles Tenotomy for Talipes (clubfoot) surgery in the United State. He was twice president of the North Carolina Medical Society, co-founder of the Wilmington Library Association, and worked to establish the North Carolina Board of Examiners. He died in the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1865, after refusing to leave the city for safety to tend to the victims of the epidemic, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Dickson, James Henderson, 1806-1862; Physicians; Yellow Fever
Owen and Berry Family Papers 1820-1978, Sp. Coll. #1247
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