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Caspar Morris casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/004

Scope and Contents

Volume compiled by Caspar Morris during residency at Pennsylvania Hospital with descriptions of five cases, 18241826, and observations concerning Philadelphia Board of Health’s report on epidemic of bilious remittant fever in Bristol, Pa., in 1825. Two cases were head injuries; description, circa 1849, of later medical history of one patient, B. L., included.

Additional Form: Case of B. L. summarized in Morris, J. Cheston "United Fracture of Skull of Very Old Standing," Summary of the Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, ser. 2, vol. 4 (1874), pp. 219222.


  • 1824 - 1826


Biographical / Historical

Caspar Morris, Philadelphia physician, was born on 2 May 1805. He was a greatgrandson of physician Caspar Wistar. Morris married Anne Cheston in 1829; they had six children, including physician J. Cheston Morris (18311924). Caspar Morris died on 17 Mar. 1884. Morris received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1824 and also studied in the office of Joseph Parrish. From 1824 to 1827, he was a resident at Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1828, he became Physician at the Philadelphia Dispensary. He was also Physician to the House of Refuge (18321834), and lectured at the Philadelphia Medical Institute (18381844) and Philadelphia Hospital (18561858). Morris helped establish the Pennsylvania Institute for the Instruction of the Blind, and was a physician, manager, and vicepresident there. He was also a manager of Episcopal Hospital. Morris retired from active practice in 1871. He was elected to fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1839.


.2 Linear feet (1 volume, and 1 folder)

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