This is an original 1895 black and white steel engraving of a portrait of physician and surgeon Dr. Solon Marks, who first came to Wisconsin in 1848 from Stockbridge, Vermont. In 1853, Marks graduated from the Rush Medical College in Chicago and returned to Wisconsin to practice medicine in Jefferson County. During the Civil War, Marks served as a surgeon with the 10th Wisconsin Infantry. In 1866, he became chief surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee. He also served as head surgeon for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad for nearly 30 years. Marks was also affiliated and highly regarded in the American Surgical Association, the Wisconsin State Medical Society and the Wisconsin Board of Health. In 1895, Marks became a professor at the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, with specific focus on military surgery. Marks was a well-renowned figure in the medical field, and often his articles were published in medical scholastic journals.
This 116+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Moderate wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 7.5 inches; 18 x 19 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
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