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John Andrews letter to Dr. James Hollingshead

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Identifier: MSS 2/334
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an autographed letter signed, 28 Mar. 1793, from Dr. John Andrews in Philadelphia, Pa. to Dr. James Hollingshead in Northhampton. Dr. Andrews was responding to Dr. Hollingshead’s request for smallpox vaccine. Dr. Andrews wrote the letter while training at the Philadelphia Almshouse (later Philadelphia General Hospital), and in the letter, he comments on the general character of the patients he treats. Dr. Andrews also lists those individuals graduating with him from...

Joseph Toner manuscript on William Kent Gilbert

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Identifier: MSS 2/043
Scope and Contents Manuscript in an unknown hand with pencilled emendations by J. M. Toner, [ca. 1881], describes William Kent Gilbert’s background and education, professional career and work at the Philadelphia Alms House and in private practice, and his collections of early American medical imprints, autographs, portraits, and engravings.

Published in "Report on American Medical Necrology," Transactions of the American Medical Association, vol. 32, 1881, p. 503.

Samuel W. Gross papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/203
Scope and Contents Autographs of Philadelphia physicians, formerly in the possession of Samuel W. Gross, contains circa 900 death or interment certificates written by Philadelphia area physicians from 1806 to 1835. The certificates, arranged in a rough chronological order, indicate the common causes and ages of mortality in the city during the early 19th century.Each certificate attests to the cause and date of death, giving the name and age of the deceased. Many of the certificates concern...

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