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Guide to the P. C. Remondino Papers MS 4
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Description
This collection contains the papers and research of P.C. (Peter Charles) Remondino, San Diego physician.
Background
P.C. (Peter Charles) Remondino was born in Turin, Italy on February 10, 1846. After his mother passed away, he and his father immigrated to America in the spring of 1854. Remondino spent his first year in America attending a private school in New York City to learn the English language. His father then brought the small family to Wabasha, Minnesota where he opened up a general store. At the age of 16, Remondino accompanied Dr. Francis H. Milligan, the local doctor and former professor, on his rounds in Wabasha. His profound interest and predilection in medicine grew and not long after, with the encouragement of Dr. Milligan, he was studying at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. While a student, Remondino, along with other classmates, responded to the call for surgeons during the Civil War’s Battle of the Wilderness in 1864. His service as a medical cadet in Virginia exposed him to the primitive battlefield medicine where petroleum was a typical medical treatment for many ills, from gunshot wounds to the amputation of a shattered limb. The winter session brought him back to Jefferson Medical College to resume his studies the same year. He graduated the following year in the spring of 1865.
Extent
3.25 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.