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George Bacon Wood financial records

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Identifier: MSS 2/039-01
Scope and Contents This small collection of George B. Wood's personal financial papers documents his interests and activities in Philadelphia in the mid 19th century. There is a small folder of financial correspondence (18451847) including a letter (dated 15 May 1847) from Joseph Warrington concerning lecture tickets for private pupils and an extract from the minutes of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (dated September 1846) concerning relinquishing loans to the College.The bulk...

George Bacon Wood letters to Caroline Wood

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Identifier: MSS 2/039-03
Scope and Contents This collection, spanning 1856 to 1858, consists of signed autograph letters sent by George Bacon Wood to his wife, Caroline, while she was visiting family in Greenwich, New Jersey. In these letters, Wood describes the events at home in Philadelphia, including his lectures at the University of Pennsylvania; the visits of friends, family members, and students; the progress of his latest book; and meetings of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Other letters in the collection were...

George Bacon Wood papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/039-04
Overview The George Bacon Wood Papers collection documents George Bacon Wood’s professional and personal life from 1813 to 1870. Dr. George Bacon Wood was an accomplished physician and author, and also lectured at several medical institutions in the Philadelphia region. Materials located in the collection include correspondence, manuscript drafts, lecture notes, financial material, and some graphic material. The collection contains six series arranged by their relative size: “Correspondence,”...

George Bacon Wood poetry

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Identifier: MSS 2/039-02
Scope and Contents The collection contains a small assortment of George B. Wood's poetry, 1820-1849. Folder 1 contains a fragmentary commonplace book with two lengthy undated poems, one untitled, the other, "The triumph of Morpheus" (pp. 19-30). The volume also contains nine geometrical theorems (pp. 119126) based on Wood's studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1814.Folder 2 contains seven poems on friendship, 1820-1831, originally written in albums of several individuals; Wood's...

Gove Saulsbury letter to George Bacon Wood

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Identifier: MSS 2/187
Scope and Contents Saulsbury refers patient, Caleb H. Sipple, with indigestion to Wood’s care and describes case history and treatment, 11 Mar. 1851.

John Elsom notes on clinics from Jefferson Medical College and Pennsylvania Hospital

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Identifier: MSS 2/061
Scope and Contents Volume of medical and surgical cases presented to students by faculty members at the clinic and hospital of Jefferson Medical College and staff at Pennsylvania Hospital, 30 Sept. 1848 to 14 Feb. 1849. Entries contain name and age of patient with description of the ailment and notes on treatment or prescription. There are occasional follow-up studies of certain patients. Index to subjects included. Physicians presenting cases are: Robley Dunglison, George Fox, W. W. Gerhard, Charles D. Meigs,...

Notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania

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Identifier: MSS 2/131
Scope and Contents Student notes taken in three different hands on lectures in University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medicine, 1850-1862. Bulk of volume contains notes on lectures of George Bacon Wood on theory and practice of medicine, 1857, and William Pepper on theory and practice of medicine, 1861-1862. Other lecturers are: Joseph Carson on materia medica, 1851; J. F. Frazer on the steam-engine, 1850; William Gibson on surgery, 1851; Samuel Jackson on institutes of medicine, 1851, 1860, and 1861; and...

Records of the National Convention for Revising the Pharmacopoeia

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Identifier: MSS 3/001
Scope and Contents The records of the National Convention for Revising the Pharmacopoeia cover the fourth meeting (1850) and the fifth meeting (1860).The records of the fourth meeting documents the labors and progress of the Committee of Revision and Publication from 1850 to 1855. Included are the committee's minute books; records of the distribution of the Pharmacopoeia; a draft report on the committee's work sent by George Bacon Wood to Harvey Lindsly, the secretary of the National Convention,...

William Wood Gerhard papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/183
Scope and Contents This small collection of W. W. Gerhard's papers, 1834-1845, documenting his education and early career, contains letters received and sent, some correspondence of his brother, lawyer Benjamin Gerhard, and a few receipted bills and miscellaneous items. The bulk of the collection is composed of letters sent to Gerhard, 1834-1837, from colleagues, many of whom studied with him in Paris, The letters, several in French, describe medical student life and conditions there. Included are letters from A....