A Guide to the Ferdinand Eugene Daniel Papers, 1862, 1904-1908
Born in Emporia, Virginia, Ferdinand Eugene Daniel (1839-1914) was the son of R. W. T. Daniel and Hester Jordan Adams. After moving with his family to Vicksburg and then to Jackson, Mississippi, he studied both law and medicine. In 1861, Daniel enlisted in Company K of the 18th Mississippi Infantry of the Confederate Army, though he left a short time later to complete his medical degree. After graduating from the New Orleans School of Medicine in 1862, Daniel rejoined the Confederate Army as a surgeon and managed a number of hospitals in Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi. Following the Civil War, he established a medical practice in Galveston, Texas, and taught anatomy and surgery at the Texas Medical College from 1867 through 1868. Daniel returned to Jackson to practice medicine and was appointed sanitary inspector for the National Board of Health of Mississippi in 1879. A year later, he moved back to Texas, where he served as secretary of the state quarantine department from 1892 through 1898 and as president of the American International Congress on Tuberculosis from 1905 through 1906. In addition to Daniel’s involvement in a number of other medical associations, he authored Recollections of a Rebel Surgeon (1899), The Cause and the Prevention of Rape (1904), and The Strange Case of Dr. Bruno (1906).
Kleiner, Diana J. "Daniel, Ferdinand Eugene."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fda09.
Pamphlets and Photostats of a diploma and medical license compose the Ferdinand Eugene Daniel Papers, 1862, 1904-1908, documenting Daniel’s medical career. Pamphlets consist of two copies of The Cause and the Prevention of Rape (1904-1908), which discusses social issues and race relations in the South. Additionally, the collection includes his medical diploma from the New Orleans School of Medicine (1862) and his medical license to practice in Texas (1908).
This collection is open for research use.
Ferdinand Eugene Daniel Papers, 1862, 1904-1908, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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