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Identifier: MSS 2/028
Scope and Contents These two essays, written early in Jacob Sharpless' medical career, show his concern not only with physical disease but also with social ills.The first, submitted to the Censors of the Philadelphia Medical Society in application for junior membership in 1816, discusses the causes of injuries to the medulla spinalis or spinal injuries which exhibit no visible fractures. The essay examines current methods of treatment for spinal injuries although Sharpless concedes that the...
Dates: 1816 - 1817