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Benjamin Rush papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/096
Scope and Contents The collection includes a reply by Benjamin Rush and twelve other Philadelphia physicians, Charles Caldwell, William Dewees, John Redman Coxe, Philip Syng Physick, James Reynolds, Francis Bowes Sayre, John C. Otto, William Boys, Samuel Cooper, James Stuart, Felix Pascalis Ouviere, and Joseph Strong, to inquiry of Thomas Mifflin on 1797 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Rush maintains yellow fever is identical with bilious remitting fever of warm climates, discusses source of 1797 outbreak...

Caspar Morris casebook

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Identifier: MSS 2/004
Scope and Contents Volume compiled by Caspar Morris during residency at Pennsylvania Hospital with descriptions of five cases, 18241826, and observations concerning Philadelphia Board of Health’s report on epidemic of bilious remittant fever in Bristol, Pa., in 1825. Two cases were head injuries; description, circa 1849, of later medical history of one patient, B. L., included.Additional Form: Case of B. L. summarized in Morris, J. Cheston "United Fracture of Skull of Very Old Standing," Summary of...

Commonplace book

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Identifier: MSS 2/122
Scope and Contents Volume of unnamed Charleston physician with alphabetical listing of ailments and prescriptions with reference to physician’s cases or published sources, 1839. Include case report of woman dead in childbirth and accounts of physician’s experiences with yellow fever cases during an outbreak in Charleston during the summer of 1839. Physician describes climatic conditions, symptoms of patients, and general observations. Includes copy of letter, [1839] Sept. 13, summarizing events of outbreak....

Edward L. Bauer papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/319
Scope and Contents Organized into four series: I. Manuscripts, 1940 & 1955. II. Typescripts, 1921-1941. III. Galley proof[n.d.] IV. Reprints, 1920-1945.The collection contains manuscripts, 1940 & 1955, typescripts, 1921-1941, a galley proof, [n.d.], and reprints, 1920-1945, documenting Dr. Edward L. Bauer’s career with the Department of Health of the City of Philadelphia. The collection also contains a few items post-dating Dr. Bauer’s employment at the Department of Health. Series 1 consists...

George F. Lehman notes on the lectures of Benjamin Rush

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Identifier: 10a 239
Scope and Contents Three volumes of notes on lectures given by Benjamin Rush at the University of Pennsylvania on the topics of pathology, therapeutics, and the practice of medicine.

Isaac Hiester letter to Samuel Jackson

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Identifier: MSS 2/143
Scope and Contents Hiester recalls experience as student sent by Caspar Wistar to Germantown to report on outbreak of yellow fever among several families there, circa 1805. Letter describes physical situation of Germantown and location of houses of infected families.

Jacob Jeanes notes on the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman

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Identifier: 10a 365
Scope and Contents Two volumes of notes taken by Jacob Jeanes on the beginning lectures by Nathaniel Chapman on the practice of medicine delivered in the winter session of 1821-1822. Vol. 1 (225 pages) contains lectures on fevers. Vol. 2 (251 pages) contains lectures on hemorrhages and diseases of the digestive system. Vol. 2 also bears note “corrected in the winter of 1822-1823” and has many pencil annotations.

Jacques Lamarque notes on the lectures of Jacques Lazerme

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Identifier: MSS 2/088
Scope and Contents Volume of student notes taken in Latin by Jacques Lamarque on lectures of Jacques Lazerme at Montpellier, France, 1729. Contents include descriptions and treatment of internal diseases, such as mania and epilepsy, then diseases of eye, ear, nose, mouth and teeth, chest, abdomen, fevers, diseases of women, diseases of infants, and venereal diseases. Section on venereal diseases may be based on either lectures of Jean Astruc or Astruc’s teachings as related by Lazerme.Entitled...

Jonathan Archer notes on the lectures of Benjamin Rush

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Identifier: 10a 453
Scope and Contents Volume 4 and 5 of a set of notes taken by John Archer on the lectures of Benjamin Rush, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania from 1796-1797. Topics covered include pathology, the causes of disease, therapeutics, and the practice of medicine, particularly in the case of fevers.

Joseph Hartshorne letter to Nicholas Chervin

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Identifier: MSS 2/038-02
Scope and Contents Chervin, 10 May 1821, requests Hartshorne to relate his experiences and opinion concerning the contagiousness of yellow fever. Hartshorne replies, 22 May 1821, that he can find no evidence for contagiousness and theorizes that yellow fever is tied to excessive summer heat in Philadelphia and mentions his trip to Batavia (1806-1807) where the disease is less violent due to sea breezes. Hartshorne then describes the outbreak of yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1820 and the evacuation of the Water...