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William L. Challiss lecture and matriculation tickets

Identifier: MSS 2/159

Scope and Contents

This small collection documents the medical education of William L. Challiss at Jefferson Medical College, 1847-1848. The collection contains one matriculation card for the 18481849 academic session and admission cards to the lectures of Franklin Bache, Robley Dunglison, Robert M. Huston, Charles D. Meigs, John K. Mitchell, Thomas D. Mutter, and Joseph Pancoast. There is also one card admitting Challiss to lectures at the Philadelphia School of Anatomy in 1847.


  • 1847 - 1849


Biographical / Historical

William L. Challiss of Burlington, New Jersey, received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1849; his thesis was on dysentery. In 1890, Challiss was practicing medicine in Woodlawn, Kansas; in 1893, he was practicing in Atchison, Kansas. He died circa 1896.


1 folder

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Physical Location

Small collections

Custodial History

The William L. Challiss Collection was donated to the Historical Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia by Mrs. Warren Dickinson of Glenside, Pennsylvania, on 12 August 1983.

The collection was processed and catalogued in 1990.
William L. Challiss lecture and matriculation tickets
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Repository Details

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

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States