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Charles Asher Knight casebooks

Identifier: MSS 2/324

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two casebooks, 1891-1898 (Bulk 1891-1893), kept by physician Charles Asher Knight, 1864-1924, while at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Items found interleaved in the casebooks were removed and placed in folders. The first casebook, 1891-1893, contains case histories, a partial name index, and a listing of medicinal recipes. The second casebook, 1891-1898, contains case histories, an inventory of medical and surgical instruments and supplies, and miscellaneous notes. Case histories in both casebooks list the patient’s name, date of hospital admission, age, marital status, country of origin, family and personal medical history, and a description of his or her symptoms. Also included are observations from physical examinations of the patient and charts detailing the patient’s treatment and progress. One case history includes a photograph of the young male patient. This item was interleaved in the first casebook.


  • 1891 - 1898
  • Majority of material found within 1891 - 1893



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