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

Alexander Jackson notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania Edit


MSS 2/196


  • 1824 (Creation)


  • 1 volume (Whole)
    345 pages

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  • Biographical / Historical

    Alexander Jackson, Tennessee physician, was born circa 1803. He married Mary Hurt of Virginia, and they had several children, including Howell E. Jackson (1832-1895), a Supreme Court justice, and William H. Jackson (1835-1903), a Confederate general. Alexander Jackson died in 1879. Jackson received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1824. His thesis was on the use of cold in fevers. He first practiced medicine in Halifax County, Va., then removed to Paris, Tenn., in 1830. He settled in Jackson, Tenn., and represented his county in the state legislature.

  • Scope and Contents

    Alexander Jackson’s notes, 26 Jan. through 27 Feb. 1824, from lectures in Medical Dept. of the University of Pennsylvania. Includes occasional diagrams and subject index. Lecturers include: Nathaniel Chapman on the practice of medicine, John Redman Coxe on materia medica, William Gibson on surgery, and William P. Dewees and Thomas C. James on midwifery. Includes occasional notes on Robert Hare on chemistry and Philip Syng Physick on anatomy.