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Author Forman, Samuel, 1952-

Title Dr. Joseph Warren : the Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the birth of American liberty / Samuel A. Forman.

Publication Info. Gretna, Louisiana. : Pelican Publishing Company, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  B WARREN    Check Shelf
Description 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents An apple a day: family, youth, and adolescence -- College education: Joseph Warren and the rainspout -- Apprentice physician -- Breaking the smallpox's siege of Boston -- Graph Iatroos and a Medical Society for Massachusetts -- Healing waters -- A case of medical malpractice -- Patient interactions -- A commonwealth of masons -- Patriotism's spark -- Apprentice politician -- High son of liberty -- Family and love life -- Stage center -- The way to war -- Military affairs -- Siege of Boston -- Final act -- Aftermath -- Into history -- On fame and forgetfulness.
Summary "Dr. Joseph Warren conducted what was surely the most unusual medical practice in America's early history. He collected key military intelligence prior to the Revolutionary War from a network of spies acting as patients and was among early American doctors to use dead bodies for anatomical study. However, that is only part of his story. By virtue of directing the original Minute-men, Warren is considered a founder of the Army National Guard. He served as president of the 1775 Massachusetts Provincial Congress, where he advocated for a military accountable only to elected government, and as a Freemasonry Grand Master. Finally, as a military general, Warren was the first high-ranking American officer killed during the Revolutionary War. This definitive biography is accompanied by an enlightening series of appendices, which include a forensic reconstruction of the doctor's account books."--Jacket.
Subject Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775.
Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Physicians -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography.
Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775.
Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775. (OCoLC)fst00009372
American Revolution (1775-1783) (OCoLC)fst01351668
Physicians. (OCoLC)fst01062841
Soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01125233
Massachusetts. (OCoLC)fst01204307
Massachusetts -- Boston. (OCoLC)fst01205012
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1775-1783
Genre/Form Biography.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Doctor Joseph Warren
ISBN 9781455614745 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1455614742 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781455615476 (e-book)
1455615471 (e-book)
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