Photograph of a portrait of Benjamin King. Half-length, left pose, full face; wearing uniform with epaulettes; holding sword. Image caption on page 13 of the book US National Library of Medicine: "Benjamin King (1797-1888) served as interim Surgeon General of the Army after the death of Joseph Lovell in the fall of 1836. King served in this position for only a few months, but his actions were instrumental in formally establishing the Library of the Office of the Surgeon General. He originally enlisted in the Army as a Surgeon's Mate on October 14, 1818, at the age of 21."
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