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William Hutt address to the 7th International Congress on Tuberculosis

Identifier: MSS 2/098

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Holograph, 24 p., and typescript copy, 10 p., of Hutt’s address to 7th International Congress on Tuberculosis, Rome, Italy, 1911. Hutt describes his work in the 1870s with Philadelphia Protestant Episcopal City Mission to establish first hospital for consumptives at the House of Mercy and promote outdoor method of treatment for tuberculosis.


  • 1911


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William H. Hutt, pioneer in tuberculosis treatment, was born in 1847. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1870. Hutt died on 12 Apr. 1917. In the 1870s, Hutt organized a clinic for consumptives in Southwark, Philadelphia, and, in 1873, established the Diet Kitchen for the Sick at the Church Dispensary of Southwark. He worked with Rev. Samuel Durborow to establish a care facility for consumptives at the House of Mercy. In 1877, Hutt established a sanitorium for children at Point Airy, an island in the Delaware River. From 18791880, he operated a dispensary at 812 Walnut Street in Philadelphia.


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