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Albert C. Gorgas essay and examination questions

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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.
Dates: 1856

Benjamin Rush papers

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Identifier: MSS 426
Overview Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia physician, in 1745 o.s. in Byberry Township. In 1768, he received his M.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He helped to establish the Philadelphia Dispensary and was a physician there until his death. Rush was also a member of the Provincial Congress in 1776, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and, in 1777, became Surgeon General of the Continental Army. He was a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia from 1787 to 1793.The...
Dates: undated

Douglas Macfarlan manuscript on revolutionary war hospitals in the Pennsylvania campaign

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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.
Dates: undated

Elijah Petty essay on pulmonary tuberculosis

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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.
Dates: 1857

Elisha Kent Kane essay on dropsy

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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Essay addressed to the U.S. Navy’s Board of Medical Examiners.Also published as Horrocks, Thomas A. "Elisha Kent Kane’s Unpublished Treatise on Dropsy," Transactions & Studies of the College of Physicians of...
Dates: undated

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

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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...
Dates: 1841 - 1848

George Green papers

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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?]...
Dates: 1817 - 1860

Isaac Anderson dissertation on fistula lacrymalis

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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.
Dates: circa 1830s

Jacob Sharpless essays

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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

James Macgill essays

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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.
Dates: 1753