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Thomas Dent Mütter letter to Beverley R. Wellford

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/311

Dates

  • 1841-06-21

Creator

Extent

1 folder

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Dent Mütter, Philadelphia, Pa., surgeon and teacher, was bornin Richmond, Va., on 9 Mar. 1811. He received an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1831, then studied medicine in Europe. In 1841, during the reorganization of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Mütter became professor of surgery there and held that post until ill health forced him to resign it in 1856. He died in Charleston, S.C., on 19 Mar. 1859. His teaching collection of pathological and anatomical specimens was bequeathed to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and forms the basis of its Mütter Museum.

Physical Location

Small collections
Title
Thomas Dent Mütter letter to Beverley R. Wellford

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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