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Jeremiah B. Stubbs correspondence received

Identifier: MSS 2/224

Scope and Contents

The collection contains fourteen letters received, 18361848, by Jeremiah B. Stubbs, primarily from his brother, S. B. Stubbs, with matriculation and lecture admission tickets, 1826, from Jefferson Medical College.

Several of the letters from S. B. Stubbs and one letter from Samuel Webster describe the conditions, faculty, medical education, and student life at Jefferson during the 1830s and early 1840s; some comparisons are drawn between courses and faculty at Jefferson and the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Medicine. S. B. Stubbs also describes the opening of his country medical practice in Abbottstown, Pa., in 1842. Other physicians represented in the collection are: John L. Atlee, Washington L. Atlee, H. H. Muhlenberg, and J. K. Sappington. These letters generally concern consultations on patients. The two Washington L. Atlee letters describe an arm amputation case.


  • 1826 - 1848


Biographical / Historical

Jeremiah B. Stubbs, Lancaster County, Pa., physician, received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1827; his thesis concerned dysentery. Stubbs' brother, S. B. Stubbs, also studied medicine at Jefferson, receiving an M.D. in 1842, and attending the 1844-1845 academic session. Jeremiah B. Stubbs practiced medicine in Goshen, Pa. In 1844, he was a founding member of the Lancaster City and County Medical Society.


1 folder (16 items)

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Physical Location

Small collections

Custodial History

The Jeremiah B. Stubbs letters were purchased through a gift of the Samuel Lewis Circle by the Historical Collections of the Library of the College of Physicians from James W. Beattie Books, on 10 October 1991.

The collection was processed and catalogued in 1991.
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Repository Details

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

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