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Identifier: MSS 2/075-01
Scope and Contents This extensive collection of the correspondence of John Ashhurst, Jr., documents his professional interests, editorial work, and contact with colleagues in the surgical field through the courseof his career, 1868-1900. Most items concern responses to Ashhurst's request for articles for the International encyclopaedia of surgery, replies to invitations, and case descriptions or referrals. The collection also contains a few items, 1863-1864, from Ashhurst's service during the Civil War,...
Dates: 1863 - 1900
Identifier: MSS 2/075-02
Overview The John Ashhurst Papers collection documents the life and professional career of Dr. John Ashhurst from 1846 to 1901. John Ashhurst was a prominent Philadelphia surgeon who worked at the Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church, as well as the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He also wrote extensively on the subject of surgery, writing the book The Principles and Practice of Surgery, which was published in several editions. Located in the collection are...
Dates: 1846-1901, undated
- Names: Ashhurst, John, Jr. X