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Albert C. Gorgas essay and examination questions

Identifier: MSS 2/234
Scope and Contents Holograph essay, 1856 Mar. 28, describing causes, symptoms, and treatment of neuralgia and tic doloureux [facial neuralgia], and twelve examination questions with responses, [1856 Mar. 31], by Albert C. Gorgas. Forms part of Gorgas’ examination for entrance into Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy. Essay written at U.S. Naval Home in Philadelphia and presented to the Board of Naval Surgeons of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Douglas Macfarlan manuscript on revolutionary war hospitals in the Pennsylvania campaign

Identifier: MSS 2/104
Scope and Contents Describes medical conditions in the Continental Army and hospital facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1777-1778. Includes map of locations of military hospitals.

Elijah Petty essay on pulmonary tuberculosis

Identifier: MSS 2/007
Scope and Contents Essay written by Elijah D. Petty in June, 1857, describes phthisis pulmonalis [pulmonary tuberculosis], its cause, duration, termination, pathology, symptoms, and treatment.

Elisha Kent Kane essay on dropsy

Identifier: MSS 2/100
Scope and Contents Holograph essay defines dropsy and cites three cases of an anomalous form of the disease which Kane had seen while in residence at Philadelphia Hospital (18401841). Kane maintains that this "local dropsy" does not occur with typical symptoms or respond to accepted treatment. Essay addressed to the U.S. Navy’s Board of Medical Examiners.Also published as Horrocks, Thomas A. "Elisha Kent Kane’s Unpublished Treatise on Dropsy," Transactions & Studies of the College of Physicians of...

Essays from the Board of Naval Surgeons of the United States Navy Bureau and Medicine Department

Identifier: MSS 1/001-02
Scope and Contents The collection contains a series of 74 brief essays on an array of subjects, 1841-1848, with a few related letters and testimonials, from physicians applying to the Board of Naval Surgeons, for entrance into or promotion in the U.S. Navy. The Board appears to have been convened at the U.S. Naval Asylum in Philadelphia and Surgeon John A. Kearney was its president. Many of the applicants were graduates of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. The collection conveys...

George Green papers

Identifier: MSS 2/013
Scope and Contents The contents of this commonplace book of George Green, Sr., divide naturally into three series: medical lecture notes and examination questions, many from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, 1817-1820; copies or drafts of personal correspondence, 1824 and undated; and poetry, literary sentences, and miscellaneous writings, 1858-1860 and undated. Medical items in the volume include a copy of notes on Philip Syng Physick's lecture on inflammation, [1819?]...

Isaac Anderson dissertation on fistula lacrymalis

Identifier: MSS 2/016
Scope and Contents Anderson attacks the current understanding of fistula lacrymalis, describes the anatomy and physiology of the tear ducts, and advises opening the sac for relief. Two cases (dated May, 1831) are used for illustration.

Jacob Sharpless essays

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...

James Macgill essays

Identifier: MSS 2/315
Scope and Contents Volume of essays delivered to unidentified medical society in Edinburgh, 1753, concerning rickets; phlebotomy as a treatment for fever; and history and practice of medicine.

John C. Otto essay on food allergies and poisoning

Identifier: MSS 2/235
Scope and Contents Holograph essay, presented by John C. Otto to College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 29 Oct. 1833, describing cases, symptoms, and treatment of patients with allergic reactions to specific foods, generally seafood, or suffering from food poisoning.