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Photographs of the wounded in the naval battles in Russo-Japanese War

Identifier: MSS 2/261

Scope and Contents

Album of photographs, numbered 97-190, with descriptions by S. Suzuki of injury and treatment of Japanese sailors and Russian prisoners of war, 1904-1905; includes initials of sailors and officers and battle and date on which wounds were received. Photographs primarily depict amputations, burns, and gunshot wounds. Includes typed letter signed, 1909 Feb. 19, of James Evelyn Pilcher concerning provenance of album.


  • 1904 - 1905


Biographical / Historical

Shigemichi Suzuki, Japanese physician and naval surgeon, was an 1887 licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He was Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets in the Imperial Japanese Navy, surgeon at the Tokio Charity Hospital, and professor to the Naval Medical College, Tokyo.


1 volume (94 photographs)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Presented by S. Suzuki to James Evelyn Pilcher, 1905 Sept. 27. According to information from purchase source, three copies of album made by Japanese government; two presented to foreign governments, the third to "a distinguished surgeon of the U.S. Army."


Photographs of the wounded in the naval battles in Russo-Japanese War
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States