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Identifier: MSS 436
Overview Silas Weir Mitchell was born in Philadelphia in 1829. He earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1850. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), Mitchell worked as a contract surgeon in Turner's Lane Hospital in Philadelphia, an army hospital for nervous diseases. was actively involved in numerous local and national medical societies. He was founder and first president of the American Neurological Society and first president of the Philadelphia Neurological Society. In later...
Dates: 1865-1938; Majority of material found in 1883-1887; 1910-1911
Identifier: MSS 2/264
Scope and Contents This collection of William J. Taylor's letters spans 1892 to 1933. The letters are divided into four sections: Taylor's outgoing letters, some of which were written during World War I; incoming letters from other physicians offering or requesting advice about surgical procedures; incoming letters from Mary Scott Newbold lecturers; and miscellaneous incoming letters. Section 1 contains Taylor's outgoing letters to John B. Roberts and Charles Perry Fisher. Two of the letters to Fisher...
Dates: 1892 - 1933