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John Atlee notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania

Identifier: MSS 2/065
Two volumes of John L. Atlee’s notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania, 18181820, documenting his medical educatione. Vol. 1 contains Atlee’s notes, 18 Feb. 181826 Feb. 1818, on lectures of Nathaniel Chapman on Practice, Institutes, and Clinical Medicine, nos. 79 [continued] through 85. Vol. 2 contains Atlee’s notes, 15 Nov. 181918 Jan. 1820, on lectures of John Redman Coxe on materia medica; William Gibson on surgery; Robert Hare on chemistry; Thomas C. James on midwifery; and Philip Syng Physick on anatomy.


  • 1818 - 1820



2 Volumes

Biographical / Historical

John Light Atlee, Pennsylvania surgeon, was born in Lancaster, Pa., on 2 Nov. 1799. Atlee married Sarah Howell Franklin on 12 Mar. 1822. They had four children. John L. Atlee died of pneumonia on 1 Oct. 1885. Atlee studied medicine in Lancaster under Samuel Hulmes or Humes, then attended the University of Pennsylvania for the 18171818 and 18191820 sessions. He received his M.D. from the University in 1820 and proceeded to practice in Lancaster until his death. He was a surgeon and known for his obstetrical work. He revived the ovariotomy with success in 1843. Atlee was a member of the Lancaster County Sanitary Commission which was formed to combat a cholera outbreak in 1855. He helped to establish the Lancaster County Medical Society in 1844, was a member of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, and became president of the American Medical Association in 1882. John L. Atlee became an Associate Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1847.
John Atlee notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania

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

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