Description

Black and white sketch of James A. Dibrell, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Surgeon of the frontier

Jas. Dibrell

James A. Dibrell, the "Most noted and skillful surgeon of his day" whose Arkansas career covered 57 years, was born 1817 in Nashville, Tenn… He was educated in the Universities of Nashville and Pennsylvania, graduating from the medical department of the latter in 1839... In 1840 he went to Van Buren, Ark.. Where he stayed till his death in 1897 except for four years in Little Rock during the war.

With some army surgeons at Ft. Smith Dr. Dibrell organized the first medical society in Arkansas, about 1845... In 1886 he was elected president of the Arkansas Medical Society

Dr. Dibrell was twice married: To Ann Eliza Pryor of Tennessee and after her death to her sister Jane Emily... Three of his sons became physicians... He died at Van Buren in 1897 after 57 years as a practicing physician in Arkansas..

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 17

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James A. Dibrell, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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