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Edward Wigglesworth case notes

Identifier: MSS 2/152

Scope and Contents

Daily account, 1 Feb.-5 April [1865?], describing symptoms and reactions to treatment of unnamed male patient suffering from bladder or stomach disorder.


  • 1865


Biographical / Historical

Edward Wigglesworth, dermatologist, was born in Boston, Mass., on 30 Dec. 1840. In 1882, he married Sarah Willard Frothingham, and they had two or three children. Wigglesworth died of apoplexy following Bright's disease on 23 Jan. 1896. Wigglesworth attended Harvard University, receiving his A.B. in 1861 and M.D. in 1865. During the Civil War, he served with the U.S. Sanitary Commission, was a private in the 45th Massachusetts Voluntary Militia, and was a Voluntary Surgeon with the Army of the Potomac. After his graduation from Harvard Medical School, Wigglesworth studied in Europe for five years and returned to the United States to specialize in dermatology. He was physician for the diseases of the skin at Boston City Hospital and established and maintained the Boston Dispensary for Skin Diseases. He also promoted the registration of physicians to discourage quackery and founded the Boston Medical Register.


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Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased by Samuel X Radbill, circa 25 July 1949, from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Mass., which identified author Edward Wigglesworth and provided a probable date. Manuscript isolated from other Wigglesworth papers.
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Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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