A medical secretary for warBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7523.1015 (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1015
… It is probably known only to a few historical students in this country that Washington's Secretary of State for War was a doctor. This was James McHenry, an Irishman, born in County Antrim in 1753, who went to America in 1771. He studied medicine at Philadelphia… McHenry obtained a commission as Surgeon in the Fifth Pennsylvania Battalion… [and] continued to serve with his …
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