Caroline Hampton Halsted, an Eccentric but Well-Matched Helpmate

@article{Nunn1998CarolineHH,
  title={Caroline Hampton Halsted, an Eccentric but Well-Matched Helpmate},
  author={Daniel B. Nunn},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={42},
  pages={83 - 94}
}
  • D. Nunn
  • Published 8 February 1998
  • History
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
On 4 June 1890, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina, Caroline Hampton and Dr. William Stewart Halsted, who became one of the world's greatest surgeons, were married. Halsted's closest friend, Dr. William Welch from New York, soon to be a famous pathologist, was best man. Caroline and Halsted, each from distinguished families, had distinctly different backgrounds, she from the southern planter aristocracy and he from the northern merchant class. 
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