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Bass, Marquis L., MD.

HW Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hil, 1881) p 310

Marquis L. BASS, physician and surgeon, Crawfordsville, was b. July 5, 1831 in Vermont. When 21 he came W. and traveled for about two years. In 1853 he began the study o medicine with Dr. R. S. NEWTON, containing 3 years and in Feb 1857, grad. from the Ohio Eclectic Med. Inst. After this he practiced medicine, and also spent 3 years in the So. The Dr. settled in this co. in 1861, and lived in Yountsville four years, Waynetown 6 years and settled in the city of Crawfordsville in 1871. He has had a large practice, and is the proprietor of of the medicines known as "Dr. Bass' Great Remedies. " While practicing at Yountsville he performed a surgical operation which makes an interesting item in his history. A veteran soldier by the name of George BUNKER was home on furlough, and while out hunting shot his arm, shattering the bone and grazing an artery. The artery burst and the arm had to be amputated and as the roads were muddy the Dr.could not get his instruments in time; so with jack-knife and carpenter's saw he performed the operation in about 15 minutes, between sundown and dark. Jesse TITUS administered the chloroform. Elijah CLARK examined the pulse, and Caleb STONEBREAKER helped bind the arteries. The man was able to walk around in 10 days and his arm healed and got well all right.

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