From the Richmond Whig, 8/25/1862, p. 1, c. 4
TO THE MEDICAL STAFF OF THE ARMY
THE undersigned proposes to edit a work containing reports of cases, interesting to the profession, which have come within the treatment of Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons of the C. S. Army during the war, together with any essay, suggestions and improvements which intelligent gentlemen of the profession may contribute in the practice of medicine and surgery.
Contributions will appear with the names of the authors. The work will be subdivided into proper departments making a volume of useful references, and it is hoped, of standard value.
Gentlemen of the profession are respectfully requested to contribute to the work. Many able surgeons have already promised contributions, and no pains or expense will be spared to make the book all that can be desired.
WILLIAM H. COFFIN,
Surgeon in charge of General Hospital No. 9,
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