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H. Edgar Keely notebook and casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/303

Scope and Contents

Student notebook used by H. Edgar Keely at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Jefferson Medical College, 1904-1908, including examination and review questions, particularly on anatomy, materia medica, and pathology, and casebook of opthalmological patient records, nos. 5-203, 1912 Aug. 17-1915 Apr. 1, documenting medical practice in Philadelphia, Pa. Records list patient name, address, occupation, medical history, diagnosis, vision examination, and treatment. Includes two folders of items laid in volumes.


  • 1904 - 1915


Biographical / Historical

Henry Edgar Keely, Philadelphia, Pa., ophthalmologist and U.S. Army surgeon, was born in 1882. He died of carcinoma of the lung with metastasis on 15 Aug. 1957, in Pottstown, Pa. Keely received a P.D. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 1904, and an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, 1908. After completing his education, he opened an ophthalmological practice in Philadelphia and was on the staffs of the Charity, Jefferson, Polyclinic, and Wills hospitals. He served in World War I, then entered the regular U.S. Army in 1920 and was stationed in the Canal Zone, San Antonio, Tex., Hot Springs National Park, Ark., Fort Sheridan, Ill., and Washington, D.C. Keely retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel in 1946.


2 Volumes

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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