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Albert C. Gorgas essay and examination questions

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Identifier: MSS 2/234
Scope and Contents Holograph essay, 1856 Mar. 28, describing causes, symptoms, and treatment of neuralgia and tic doloureux [facial neuralgia], and twelve examination questions with responses, [1856 Mar. 31], by Albert C. Gorgas. Forms part of Gorgas’ examination for entrance into Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy. Essay written at U.S. Naval Home in Philadelphia and presented to the Board of Naval Surgeons of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Joseph Wilson diary

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Identifier: MSS 2/064
Scope and Contents Volume documenting Joseph Wilson’s voyage on U.S.S. Vandalia from Portsmouth, N.H., to Marquesas with abstract of log of entire voyage, 18571859; includes manuscript on naval hygiene, 1860; and fragmentary diary of voyage on U.S.S. Powhatan from Philadelphia to Mobile, Ala., 18601861. Diary from Vandalia (pp. 195) describes Wilson’s arrival in Portsmouth, N.H., on 2 Nov. 1857, embarkation on 1 Dec., then voyage south to Rio de Janeiro, through Straits of Magellan, north to Lima and Panama,...

Samuel Franklin Coues essay and examination questions

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Identifier: MSS 2/233
Scope and Contents Holograph essay, 1856 Mar. 4, describing causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatitis, and twelve examination questions with responses, 1856 Mar. 7, by Samuel F. Coues. Forms part of Coues’ examination for advancement in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy. Examination questions answered at U.S. Naval Home in Philadelphia and presented to the Board of Naval Surgeons of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Samuel Patterson, Jr. essay and examination questions

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Identifier: MSS 2/210
Scope and Contents Collection contains essay on the medicinal and therapeutic uses of iron and twelve examination questions with responses by Samuel D. Patterson, 1858 Apr. 19 and 20. Essay and questions form part of Patterson’s application for admission to the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy. Essay was written at the U.S. Naval Home in Philadelphia and presented to the Board of Naval Surgeons of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.