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Rogers recounts the life of Thomas Fanning Wood, who served with the Eighteenth and Third Regiments North Carolina Troops during the Civil War and was later responsible more than anyone else for the origin of the North Carolina State Department of Public Health.
Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood served as surgeon of the 3rd Regiment North Carolina Troops during the Civil War. Gerard recounts his activities during the war at battles including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and describes the conditions under which the medical staff worked. At the end of the conflict Wood returned to Wilmington and began his medical practice.