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Civil War patient register and scrapbook

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Identifier: MSS 6/012
Scope and Contents The Collection contains a single volume, 1862-1919, originally used as a patient register for wounded U.S. Civil War soldiers recovering at Philadelphia (Pa.) area military and civilian hospitals. It was later used as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings. The patient register is in the handwriting of wartime nurse Hiram J. Noyes. The wounded are listed by hospital, but there are multiple lists for each hospital in no identifiable order. There is no index. Among the hospitals included are St....

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....

E. A. Santee daybooks and ledgers

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Identifier: MSS 2/223-01
Scope and Contents The collection, 1856-1888, contains five daybooks and four ledgers, documenting the medical practice and career of E. A. Santee at Lehman, Shickshinny, Hollenback, Hobbie, and Wapwallopen, in Luzerne County, Pa. Included are some notes and recipes from Jefferson Medical College. Also included are some cash accounts and a ledger of farming accounts of John Santee.

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.

Henry G. Wagoner daybook

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Identifier: MSS 2/062
Scope and Contents Volume documents Henry G. Wagoner’s medical practice in Somerville, N.J., 1862. Bulk of volume contains chronological visiting list of patients in Somerset County. Each entry, listed by name, assigned symbol; explanation of symbols on p. 4. Most of Wagoner’s practice lay in Somerville or Raritan. Daybook entries contain personal and professional accounts. Volume also contains list of Wagoner’s obstetric appointments during 1862 with names and address of parents, date of birth, sex of child, and...

Hermann B. Anderson ledgers

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Identifier: MSS 2/282
Scope and Contents The collection contains three ledgers, 1888-1902, documenting the Hanover County medical practice of Hermann B. Anderson. The ledgers list patients, reason for visit, and settlement of account. An index to account names is included in each volume. Two of the ledgers contain farm accounts for the years 1889-1890 and 1897-1901, and one contains a separate section for "Negro accounts", 1895.

Historical Medical Photographs Collection

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Identifier: HMP
Scope and Contents Since photography was invented in the mid-19th century, it has been used for medical purposes. The collection contains more than 4,000 photographs and showcases a variety of patients with diseases, injuries, and malformations, such as Civil War amputations, conjoined twins, and birth defects.

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J. H. Marsden papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/066
Scope and Contents One volume documents medical practice, 1847-1861, of J. H. Marsden, homeopathic physician in Adams County, Pa. Lists charges and payments, made often with goods or services, for each patient and information concerning occupation of each patient; bulk spans 1847 to 1861 with occasional entries through 1870s. One folder of material laid in ledger contains bills, receipts, promissary notes, and miscellaneous financial papers, 1851-1881. Index to ledger account names included.A second...

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,...

Joseph Hartshorne casebook

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Identifier: MSS 2/038-01
Scope and Contents Records of Hartshorne’s practice in Philadelphia from Jan. to Mar., 1828. Each entry describes the patient’s symptoms or ailment with some background information, then lists Hartshorne’s prescription or treatment.

Index to patient names is included.

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Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium (Saranac Lake, N.Y.) 1
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Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Persons 1