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Charles S. Tripler

Born in New York City in 1806, Charles S. Tripler graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1827. He entered the Army and received a commission as an assistant surgeon in 1830. Over the course of his 36-year career, Tripler attempted to standardize the Army's medical practices by publishing two manuals for military medical officers.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Charles S. Tripler in a uniformed outfit with a mustache and slicked back hair.