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    Edwin F. Gardner, Deputy Surgeon General, Harvard Medical Diploma. One page, 16" x 20.75", June 30, 1875, [Cambridge, Massachusetts], partially printed vellum, in Latin. The diploma, that confers the title "Medicinae Doctoris" on Gardner, is signed by Charles W. Eliot, president of Harvard University and Calvin Ellis, dean of the Harvard Medical School. The university's engraved seal is printed at the bottom. Folds, else very fine.

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    Edwin F. Gardner enlisted in the 1st Battalion of Maine Infantry, at the age of eighteen, during the closing days of the Civil War. After the war Gardner completed medical studies at Harvard and joined the United States Army as a surgeon in August of 1876. He was promoted to Major in 1895, and in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt promoted him to lieutenant colonel and appointed him Deputy Surgeon General. Charles Eliot was Harvard's longest serving president. Calvin Ellis is best remembered for his 1874 lectures on "Capillary Bronchitis".

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