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Hugh M. Kinghorn papers

Identifier: MSS 2/254

Scope and Contents

This small collection of Hugh M. Kinghorn's papers on tuberculosis includes holograph and typescript writings and speeches, translations of articles, and some examination procedural items from the Trudeau Sanitorium.

Series 1 includes Kinghorn's personal recollections of Edward R. Baldwin, Edward Livingston Trudeau, and the Montreal General Hospital and a biographical article on Peter Dettweiler, published in Kinghorn's The Cure of Pulmonary Tuberculosis by Rest and Exercise (1924).

Series 2, the bulk of the collection, includes typed translations, made either by or for Hugh M. Kinghorn, of German articles, many of them originally published in the third edition of Ludolph Brauer's Handbuch der Tuberkulose (1923). Several of these articles were written by Hans Much, Georg Schroder, and N. Ph. Tendeloo.

One folder of sample examination forms, procedures, and other printed material from the Trudeau Sanitorium is in Series 3.


  • 1903 - 1957


Biographical / Historical

Hugh McLennan Kinghorn, Saranac Lake, N.Y. physician and tuberculosis researcher, was born in Kingston, Ontario, on 9 November 1868. He married E. Pearl Smith in 1928; they had two children, Mrs. Wilfred T. Grenfell and John Hugh Kinghorn. Kinghorn died on 7 November 1957.

Kinghorn received an M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in 1894. He was then Resident Physician at Montreal General Hospital and Acting Superintendent of the hospital in 1896. In 1913, Kinghorn became Attending Physician at the Prescott Hospital in Saranac Lake, N.Y.; he was also on the staff of the Saranac Lake General Hospital and Director of the Saranac Lake Tuberculosis Society. He was a member of the American Clinical and Climatological Society, American College of Chest Physicians, and president of the Franklin County Medical Society.


1.2 Linear feet (3 boxes)

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Custodial History

The Hugh M. Kinghorn Papers were donated to the Historical Collections of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from an unknown source, circa 1985.

The collection was processed and catalogued in 1992.
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Repository Details

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

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Philadelphia PA 19103 United States