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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...
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,  Sept. 13, summarizing events of outbreak....
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.
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...
Identifier: MSS 2/083
Scope and Contents Three volumes bound as one containing beginning of Chapman’s lecture course on practice of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Volume 1 concerns description and treatment of fevers, including yellow fever; volume 2, hemorrhages; and volume 3, respiratory diseases, including croup, asthma, and consumption.
Identifier: MSS 2/142
Scope and Contents Letter written by George F. Lehman from the Lazaretto, 14 June 1821, reporting on voyage of London Packet from New Orleans to Philadelphia in 1821 to illustrate non-contagious nature of yellow fever. Lehman describes habits and symptoms of passengers who fell ill with the disease.
Identifier: MSS 2/141
Scope and Contents This collection consists of fifty-seven responses from fifty-six Philadelphia physicians to Chervin's 1821 survey concerning each physician's experiences with and beliefs regarding the contagious nature of yellow fever.
Identifier: MSS 2/186
Scope and Contents The Rene La Roche papers consist of two collections: one of correspondence, and one of manuscripts. For a more detailed description of the materials, please see the "Scope and Contents" note for each series.
Identifier: MSS 2/002
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from Samuel Coates in Philadelphia to Joseph Paschall, 25 Sept. 1793, describing family matters, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of 1793, and conditions in city during yellow fever epidemic. Coates lists acquaintances who are recovering, ill, or dead and mentions treating the disease with specific of Benjamin Rush.
Identifier: MSS 2/103
Scope and Contents "An inaugural essay on yellow fever: presented to the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Medicine for the degree of doctor in medicine" Cheek maintains yellow fever itself is not contagious but communicable only under certain climatic conditions. He then discusses the yellow fever outbreak in New Orleans in 1853 and describes symptoms and possible methods of treatment.
- Subject: Yellow Fever X
- Jackson, Samuel 3
- Chervin, Nicholas 2
- Rush, Benjamin 2
- Barton, E.H. (Edward H.) 1
- Bradford, Samuel F. (Samuel Fisher) 1
- Brown, Samuel 1
- Cain, D.J. 1
- Caldwell, Thomas L. (Thomas Leaming) 1
- Chapman, Nathaniel 1
- Cheek, Stephen H. 1
- Clark, James, Sir 1
- Coates, Samuel 1
- Drake, Daniel 1
- Fenner, E.D. (Erasmus Darwin) 1
- Gross, Samuel D. (Samuel David) 1
- Hartshorne, Joseph 1
- Hiester, Isaac 1
- La Roche, René 1
- Law, Samuel Andrew 1
- Lawrence, Leonard 1
- Lehman, George F. 1
- London Packet (Ship) 1
- Meigs, Charles D. (Charles Delucena) 1
- Moultrie, James, Jr. 1
- Paschall, Joseph 1
- Philadelphia College of Medicine 1
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
- Physick, Philip Syng 1
- University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine 1
- Valentin, Louis 1
- Wistar, Caspar 1
- Wragg, William T. 1 ∧ less