Richmond Daily Dispatch, 6/5/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 6/5/1862, p. 2, c. 3

The Hospital at Seabrook's Warehouse. - On yesterday we spent a few hours in visiting the Hospital at Seabrook's Warehouse, now occupied by many of our wounded soldiers. It gives us pleasure to state that the vigorous administration of Dr. Thom has swept away the formalities which attach to the department, and inaugurated a system which cannot be else than successful. Red tape in times like these, when the enemy are battering at our doors, should be ignored. In visiting this Hospital, we were pleased to notice that few men in either of the wards we examined (those of Drs. Terrill and Carter) were given up to the King of Terrors. Most of the desperate cases will survive. Dr. Terrill is only an Assistant Surgeon, but he is a fine operator. We witnessed several minor operations performed by him on yesterday. They will all live. Dr. Carter is a recent appointment, but from what we have witnessed is a most skillful surgeon. He richly deserves a higher commission than the one he now holds.

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