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PHILIPPI JAMES EDWARD E .... HANGER Part4 Many of our state governments have a department for vocation- al education, including the reha- bilitation of citizens who are in need of artificial limbs. All over the country various clubs, civic organizations and welfare associations have inter- Wednesday, July 13, 2011-Kingwood, WVopRESTON COUNTY JOURNAL-7 artificial limbs for both children ment leaving Cincinnati on July on May 13, 1861, being as- and adults who are unable to provide themselves with these much needed and serviceable appliances. All of this indicates the marvelous development of artificial limb construction and fitting since the "notion" first 3 for Mexico. Arriving at New Orleans on the 9th of July, he spent a day or two in the city, and then proceeded to Brazes de Santiago, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, arriving on August 6th at "Camp 'Curtis," opposite signed to the 16th Ohio Vol- unteer Infantry, with who he remained throughout the three months service. He was in the battle of Philippi, one of the earliest engagements of the war, and had the honor : I by referred individual receives ested themselves in providing occurred to J.E. Hanger in 1861. /Clyde Cole Jr" . [ I! PHILIPPi personalized, customized atten- Today's tion throughout their lifetime. } Company Hanger contracts with multiple, ........ When James nationally managed care pro- / DR. JAMES E. Hanger died viders. in Washington, The goal ofthe expert staffis DICKEY ROBISON D.C., on June 15, to assist all person in reaching 1919, he was buried in the dis- their highest possible level of Part trict's Glenwood Cemetery. The independence so that the qual- Early Years and Education at the Jefferson Medical Col- Hanger Company had branches in London and Paris, where prosthetics were manufactured after World War I, as well as in Philadelphia, Atlanta and St. Louis, but that was only the be- ginning. Although there are none of the direct line Hangers still in the business today, Hanger Ortho- pedic Group, Inc., is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has more than 1,000 em- ployees in 44 states. There have been several acquisitions by the company, and it continues to show a promising future. Bethesda-based Hanger Or- thopedic is listed among the 125 largest companies in the D.C. area. Fortune Magazine ranked it as one of the fastest growing companies in 'the country. The small firm began by a Confeder- ate veteran is now of the largest of its type in the world. The beautiful grave marker of Quincy granite lists only the names of Hanger and his wife, with dates of birth and death, there is no mention of the tre- mendous gift James E. Hanger gave to the world of the injured. Laws Enacted for Disabled In 1921 Congress created the Veteran's Administration and authorized the operation of veteran's hospitals and provide vocational rehabilitation for the disabled. This expanded further as veterans came back from World Wars I and II. The De- pression of the 1930s caused the federal government to assist re- habilitation of the handicapped. The national health programs, Medicare and Medicaid, fur- thered this process, particularly for the aging and the under- privileged. Today, virtually any person who can benefit from prosthetics can be assured of superior service. Each Hanger Patient Care Fa- cility is available for individual pre-operative consultation to patients, families and therapists with an established quality as- surance program and nation- wide continuation of care, each Now Accepting Applications Rent Based on Income 2 Bedroom Units Now Available! ! 8 2 Bedroom Units ent: 1 BR $0-630 2 BR $0-733 Office Houm Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-2:30 PM Alpine Village Apts. 500 Shaffer Ave. Terra Alta 304-789-6325 (1. 1_ TDD: 1-800-982-8771 Equal Opportunity Provider ity of life is enriched on a daily basis. The Impact of the Artificial Leg Industry It is a surprising fact to a great many not directly acquainted with the artificial limb business, that only a small percentage of amputations are due to injuries in battle. In fact, only two or three percent of artificial limb wearers are soldiers. In a great industrial country like ours, where millions are engaged in industrial pursuits, and where railroad, mining and mechanical development has reached the point that estab-. lished itself well in the forefront of these activities, there natu- rally are a great many accidents resulting in the loss of limbs. It follows therefore that artificial limbs in the United States have reached a development and a perfection far ahead of that in any other country in the world. The excellence of American artificial limbs is so well known they are worn in every country in the world. For instance, the company has furnished limbs to missionaries in China, min- ing engineers in South America, civilians in the Philippines and Hawaiian Island, and of course, to many patients in European countries, including French and English officers. The world was given great im- petus to the artificial limb iridus- try and thousands of men and women not wearing artificial limbs themselves are more or less directly interested in them. James D. Robison was the son of Thomas and Jemima (Dickey) Robison who came to Wooster, Ohio, in 1813 from Chambersburg, PA. He was born in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, on April 23, 1820, on the corner of Buckeye and North Streets. His early years were spent with his father, Thomas Robison, dur- ing which time he attended the village schools procuring such education as the limited oppor- tunities of the day allowed. Dr. James Robison At the age of 17, he hired on a clerk to Robison & McCune, where he remained until he was 20, at which time and in accordance with an intention previously resolved upon, he commenced the study of medi- cine. He entered the office of Dr. Samuel Norton Bissell in February 1840, continuing with him until October 184t, when during the fall, he proceeded to Philadelphia, that same winter, he attended a course of lectures I I Vindex Energy Corporation (Subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc.) " ARCH COAL, INC, Experienced Underground Miners, Electricians, Foreman Stony North & Bismark Deep Mines Located in Mount Storm, WV Vindex Energy, a successful growing underground and surface coal company, zs looking for experienced safety minded coal miners. 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The summer of 1842, he spent in Cincinnati, in pursuit of his professional work in the office of Dr. William Wood, simulta- neously attending lectures at the Medical College of Ohio and a clinical instruction at the Brooklyn Hospital. In the fall of 1842, he returned to Philadelphia, where he grad- uated and received his diploma in March 1843. He returned to Wooster and remained there during the summer, that same autumn, however he moved back to the Queen City (Cin- cinnati), locating there, he was actively engaged in the medical profession. Here he met with good success in his profession, and continued to practice there until July 3, 1846, when war broke out with Mexico. Wartime Service At the solicitation of S.R. Cur- tis, Colonel of the Ttfird Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Robison was made surgeon of this regi- B Alpine Lake . Festival July 16th rV nt the BoatJhou on the Imdke From Deep Creek Lake, MD From Morgantown, WV Schedule vooa 12:00-12:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm l:00-1:45pm & 6:00-6:45pm 5pm ,g 7:00-7:45pm 1:00-3:45pm & 8:00-8:45pm 45pm the city of Metamoras. On December 9th, 1846, he was assigned by General Patterson as surgeon to the Third Illinois Regiment commanded by Fends Foreman, which being ordered by General Zachary Taylor to Victoria, arrived there on Janu- ary 4, 1847. On January 15th, Patterson's Division, of which Robison's regiment was a part of, was ordered to sail for Vera Cruz, arriving there on the 15th. Seventeen days later, the Mexi' can forces surrendered and the U.S. soldiers took possession of the city. On the 10th of April, 1847, on account of sickness, Dr. Re- bison resigned his commission and returned to Wooster, and in October of the same year he formed a partnership with J.P. Coulter, MD, in the practice of medicine, which continued until the fall of 1853. Here, he intermitted his professional la- bors for about a year, meantime going to New York and visiting the hospitals ,and medical in- stitutions there with a view of keeping abreast with the prog- ress and discoveries of the pro- fession. He again returned to Wooster in the autumn of 1854, opening an office .and engaging in the prac- tice until 1861, when the war of the rebellion was inaugurated. He immediately offered his pro- fessional services to the govern- ment, which were promptly ac- cepted. He was commissioned of amputating the first leg of the rebellion, that of Confeder- ate soldier, James E. Hanger. He was promoted to the rank of Brigade Surgeon on August 5, 1861, and assigned to the com- mand of General Rosecrans. After the battle of Carnifax Ferry he was ordered to locate and organize hospitals along the Kanawha and assume charge of the one situated at Galipolis. He was with General Lander at Paw Paw Tunnel, Lander, who was also at Philippi, died there on the second day after his ar- rival. He accompanied the army of General James Shields down the valley of the Shenandoah and participated in the first battle of Winchester, VA, on March 23, 1862, which resulted in making it very uneasy for the forces of General Longstreet and Stone- wall Jackson. It was during this campaign that the Confederate General Stone- wall Jackson came down the valley, drove General Bank's forces out and re-captured Win- chester. Mrs. Anna Robison was there visiting her husband and was taken prisoner at the boarding house. While in cap- tivity she gave birth to a son, their third child, Harry Laying, Robison. The doctor was not captured, having evacuated the town a few mimhes before the sudden arrival of the Confeder- ate soldiers. (Continued next week) AMMOGRAPHY We've Gone Digital! ' detection tool helps to improve the quality and of mammogran for many women. 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