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Joseph Toner manuscript on William Kent Gilbert

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/043
Manuscript in an unknown hand with pencilled emendations by J. M. Toner, [ca. 1881], describes William Kent Gilbert’s background and education, professional career and work at the Philadelphia Alms House and in private practice, and his collections of early American medical imprints, autographs, portraits, and engravings.

Published in "Report on American Medical Necrology," Transactions of the American Medical Association, vol. 32, 1881, p. 503.

Dates

  • 1881

Creator

Extent

1 folder

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Meredith Toner, District of Columbia physician and medical historian, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on 30 Apr. 1825. He studied medicine at the Vermont Medical College, graduated in 1850, and received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1853. Toner died at Cresson Springs, Pa., on 30 July 1896. Toner opened his private practice in Washington, D.C., in 1855. Toner was President of the American Medical Association (1873) and of the American Health Association (1874). He compiled a necrology of Civil War physicians and a medical register of the United States and was Chairman of the AMA’s Necrology Committee.

Physical Location

Small collections
Title
Joseph Toner manuscript on William Kent Gilbert

Repository Details

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

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