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Isaac Hiester letter to Samuel Jackson

Identifier: MSS 2/143
Scope and Contents Hiester recalls experience as student sent by Caspar Wistar to Germantown to report on outbreak of yellow fever among several families there, circa 1805. Letter describes physical situation of Germantown and location of houses of infected families.
Dates: 1821-08-24

Letter from George F. Lehman to Samuel Jackson

Identifier: MSS 2/142
Scope and Contents Letter written by George F. Lehman from the Lazaretto, 14 June 1821, reporting on voyage of London Packet from New Orleans to Philadelphia in 1821 to illustrate non-contagious nature of yellow fever. Lehman describes habits and symptoms of passengers who fell ill with the disease.
Dates: 1821-06-14

Nicholas Chervin papers

Identifier: MSS 2/141
Scope and Contents This collection consists of fifty-seven responses from fifty-six Philadelphia physicians to Chervin's 1821 survey concerning each physician's experiences with and beliefs regarding the contagious nature of yellow fever.
Dates: 1821 - 1832

Notes on lectures from the University of Pennsylvania

Identifier: MSS 2/131
Scope and Contents Student notes taken in three different hands on lectures in University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medicine, 1850-1862. Bulk of volume contains notes on lectures of George Bacon Wood on theory and practice of medicine, 1857, and William Pepper on theory and practice of medicine, 1861-1862. Other lecturers are: Joseph Carson on materia medica, 1851; J. F. Frazer on the steam-engine, 1850; William Gibson on surgery, 1851; Samuel Jackson on institutes of medicine, 1851, 1860, and 1861; and...
Dates: 1850 - 1862

Samuel Jackson papers

Identifier: MSS 2/167
Scope and Contents This small collection of Samuel Jackson material contains letters written and received by him, a case history, two bills, and a recipe, 1835-1864. Most of the letters received and the case history concern descriptions and treatments of epileptics by physicians, generally alumni of the University of Pennsylvania who were practicing in the southern United States. The physicians are: Richard D. Arnold, William B. Cochran, Francis H. Deane, S. C. Gleaves, Virginius W. Harrison,...
Dates: 1835 - 1864