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York, and located at Colerain in his native county for the practice of
his profession. The other, John Berry, Jr., son of the Captain John
Berry, who built the first College building, studied medicine first at
Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Seemingly dislodged from
that place by the approaching Civil War he finally received his
medical degree in 1864 from the Virginia Medical College at
Richmond. During the War he was Assistant Surgeon of the Forty-
second Mississippi Infantry. When peace came, he located in
Hillsboro, the home of his boyhood, and practiced his profession
In addition to those just mentioned, who were graduates, a large
number of other students of this period who did not win their degrees
from the College, became distinguished as physicians and citizens.
Among these was Solomon Sampson Satchwell of Beaufort County.
He was in College from 1839-41. Afterwards he received his degree
of doctor of medicine, but from what institution is not certain. In June,
1858, he made the address before the Literary Societies, a very able
discussion of slavery.6 On the formation of the Twentyfifth North
Carolina Regiment, he was made its surgeon. In 1862 he left this post
to take charge of Confederate States General Hospital of Wilson, in
which position he continued until April, 1865.7 After the War he
made his home at Rocky Point, Pender County. In a few years he
became a member and president of the North Carolina Medical
Society. He was one of the organizers of the first North Carolina
Board of Health and its first president.8
Another student of this period, Samuel Price Flowers of Wayne
County also became president of the North Carolina Medical Society,
and a member of the State Board of Health. He was at Wake Forest
for the year 1850-51. In 1859 he received his degree of Doctor of
Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, and located in
Arkansas. In the Civil War he was surgeon in an Arkansas regiment;
at its close he returned to Wayne County for
6 In the General Catalogue no degree is accorded him, but he is classed as an
M.D. in the First Biennial Report of the N. C. Board of Health, 1879-80.
7 North Carolina Regiments, II, 291, 301; IV, 625, 627.
8 First Biennial Report of the N. C. Board of Health, p. 3. This Board was
organized at Greensboro, May 21, 1879.
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