The War of 1812 is remembered for the Burning of Washington, and Francis Scott Key’s “The Star Spangled Banner,” but little else. It was a poorly funded war of relatively short duration and nebulous resolution. Under such circumstances, it is understandable that the “Second War of Independence” failed to produce many notable military or medical advancements. However, one surgeon took it upon himself to recount his experiences in the field. For his dedication to the art and science of medicine, James Mann deserves recognition.
Recommended CitationAnderson, MD, Eliza C.; Cowan, MD, Scott W.; and Yeo, MD, Charles J., "James Mann, M.D. (1759-1832): Military Surgeon for the "Second War of Independence"." (2016). Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles. Paper 30.