Studio portrait of Dr. Thomas Wood.
Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1831-1892) was born in Wilmington, NC. Wood was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, assigned to duty in the 18th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company I, known as the "Wilmington Rifle Guards." Discharged from the war as a Captain and a physician, Dr. Wood returned to Wilmington and started his own medical practice. His 28-year career was marked by numerous accomplishments, including creating the North Carolina Board of Health, co-founding the North Carolina Medical Journal, and serving as a founding member of the American Public Health Association. In addition to Dr. Wood's medical career, he was a passionate botanist and a leading authority on the flora of southeastern North Carolina. He also co-founded the Library Association of Wilmington, serving as its President until his death.
Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892; North Carolina. State Board of Health; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
Dr. Robert M. Fales Collection #0328
New Hanover County Public Library
Donated to New Hanover County Public Library by Dr. Robert Martin Fales upon his death in 1995
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