Manuscripts and Archives of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Stephen Cheek essay on yellow fever Edit

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MSS 2/103

Dates

  • undated (Creation)

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  • 1 folder (Whole)

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  • Physical Location

    Small collections

  • Biographical / Historical

    Stephen H. Cheek, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was born circa 1829. He received his M.D. from the Philadelphia College of Medicine in 1857.

  • Scope and Contents

    "An inaugural essay on yellow fever: presented to the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Medicine for the degree of doctor in medicine" Cheek maintains yellow fever itself is not contagious but communicable only under certain climatic conditions. He then discusses the yellow fever outbreak in New Orleans in 1853 and describes symptoms and possible methods of treatment.

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