Dr. Henry R. Porter: The Surgeon Who Survived Little Bighorn

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McFarland, 2010. júl. 27. - 231 oldal
“Custer came to me and said: ‘Porter, there is a large camp of Indians ahead, and we are going to have a great killing.’” The words of army contract surgeon Henry R. Porter are chilling today in their matter-of-fact reference to the battle to come—a battle of which Porter would be one of the few white survivors. Drawing on his writings, this biography tells the story of Porter’s transformation from young easterner to ambitious frontier settler and medical practicioner in mid–19th century America. In its details of frontier life, of the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn, and of Porter’s later travels around the world (which ended with his death in Agra, India), the reader finds richness that brings history vividly to life. Appendices contain a list of items from the North Dakota Historical Society’s Henry R. Porter collection and a detailed Porter lineage.
 

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Preface
1
Early Life and Education
3
Medical School Adventures
8
Western Adventures
19
Bismarck on the Frontier
30
The Road to Little Bighorn
42
The Battle as Seen by Porter
54
After the Battle
61
A Capital Matter
110
Farewell to Lottie
119
Banking Business
128
Travels Abroad
133
Italian Journey
141
Up the Nile
147
Travels to the Holy Land and Around the Mediterranean
153
Washington and Bismarck
162

Recalling the Battle
66
Return to Bismarck
76
Hail to the Chief
83
Early Business Ventures
91
The Reno Inquiry
96
Banking on Bismarck
105
Final Years
170
Forgotten Hero
180
Appendix BPorter Lineage
189
Bibliography
209
Index
215
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Retired surgeon L.G. Walker, Jr., M.D., lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Walker is also a Professor of Clinical Surgery, Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has published widely on scientific topic and articles.

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