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

Douglas Macfarlan manuscript on revolutionary war hospitals in the Pennsylvania campaign Edit


MSS 2/104


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  • Physical Location

    Small collections

  • Biographical / Historical

    Douglas Macfarlan, otolaryngologist, was born in Philadelphia on 14 Oct. 1886. He was the son of physician Malcolm Macfarlan. Macfarlan died in Ardmore, Pa., on 12 Sept. 1966. Macfarlan attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his B.S. in 1908 and M.D. in 1911. He opened his private practice in Philadelphia in 1913. Macfarlan became the head of otolaryngological services at Pennsylvania, Graduate, and Presbyterian Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also taught otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and established "speechhearing" testing clinics in Philadelphia’s public schools. Macfarlan was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1943 and was chairman of the Section on Otolaryngology. He was also a member and president of the Philadelphia Otolaryngological Society.

  • Scope and Contents

    Describes medical conditions in the Continental Army and hospital facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1777-1778. Includes map of locations of military hospitals.

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