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Alfred R. Shands, Jr. papers on William E. Horner

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/090
Scope and Contents This small collection of correspondence and related materials, 1821-1975, assembled by Alfred Rives Shands, Jr., documents his research on William E. Horner. The collection is divided into four series. Series 1 contains Shands' correspondence, 1948-1975, concerning the loan and ultimate disposition of a collection of Horner papers and relics at the University of Pennsylvania and Shands' attempt to publish Horner's 1821 European diary. Series 2 contains two printed items...

Joseph Leidy notes of a post mortem examination of W. E. Horner

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/170-02
Scope and Contents Leidy describes condition of W. E. Horner’s internal organs at time of death on 13 Mar. 1853; emphasis placed on heart and kidneys. Horner died of enteroperitonitis.

Transcribed in "The Final Appearance of Dr. William E. Horner" Fugitive Leaves from the Historical Collections, ser. 3, vol. 5, no. 2 (1990), pp. 5-6.

William E. Horner notes on the lectures of Benjamin Rush

 Item
Identifier: 10a 283
Scope and Contents One volume (457 leaves) on notes on the physiology lectures of Benjamin Rush delivered at the University of Pennsylvania. Topics cover visiting the sick, the pulse, animal heat, motion, respiration, circulation, the nervous system, sensation, muscles and tendons, sympathy, senses, operations and pleasures of the human mind, digestion, lymphatic system, glands, excretions, nutrition, peculiarities of the sexes, and generation.