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Benjamin Rush correspondence

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Identifier: MSS 2/096
Scope and Contents The collection includes a reply by Benjamin Rush and twelve other Philadelphia physicians, Charles Caldwell, William Dewees, John Redman Coxe, Philip Syng Physick, James Reynolds, Francis Bowes Sayre, John C. Otto, William Boys, Samuel Cooper, James Stuart, Felix Pascalis Ouviere, and Joseph Strong, to inquiry of Thomas Mifflin on 1797 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Rush maintains yellow fever is identical with bilious remitting fever of warm climates, discusses source of 1797 outbreak...
Dates: 1800, undated

Caspar Morris casebook

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Identifier: MSS 2/004
Scope and Contents Volume compiled by Caspar Morris during residency at Pennsylvania Hospital with descriptions of five cases, 18241826, and observations concerning Philadelphia Board of Health’s report on epidemic of bilious remittant fever in Bristol, Pa., in 1825. Two cases were head injuries; description, circa 1849, of later medical history of one patient, B. L., included.Additional Form: Case of B. L. summarized in Morris, J. Cheston "United Fracture of Skull of Very Old Standing," Summary of...
Dates: 1824 - 1826

Charles G. Strohecker notes on the lectures of William Darrach

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Identifier: MSS 411
Scope and Contents note Notes taken from lectures by William Darrach at the University of Pennsylvania by C. G. Strohecker, 1845-1846. Notes are on diseases, including influenza, yellow fever, dropsy, typhus fever, small pox, and various inflammations. The volume includes some color illustrations and a syllabus of Dr. Darrach's lectures. There are also a number of poems at the back of the volume.
Dates: 1845-1846

Commonplace book

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Identifier: MSS 2/122
Scope and Contents Volume of unnamed Charleston physician with alphabetical listing of ailments and prescriptions with reference to physician’s cases or published sources, 1839. Include case report of woman dead in childbirth and accounts of physician’s experiences with yellow fever cases during an outbreak in Charleston during the summer of 1839. Physician describes climatic conditions, symptoms of patients, and general observations. Includes copy of letter, [1839] Sept. 13, summarizing events of outbreak....
Dates: 1839

D. Stratton Woodruff Papers

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Identifier: MSS 423
Overview D. Stratton Woodruff M.D. (1924-2006) specialized in family medicine in the Bryn Mawr area of Pennsylvania. In 1975, he co-founded the Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency program with Dr. Ian Ballard. As of now (2019), the program continues to train doctors in family medicine practice. The D. Stratton Woodruff Papers span from the 1930s to 1986. The small collection includes four quarantine signs circa 1930s and a copy of the script of a speech Dr. Woodruff delivered at his Lower...
Dates: 1930 - 1986

Daniel J. Swinney papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/085
Scope and Contents This small collection of Daniel J. Swinney's student lecture notes and related papers, recipe book, daybook, and vaccination records, 1808-1827, documents the education and early medical career of an obscure country physician during the early 19th century.The collection is divided into two series. Series 1 concerns Swinney's medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, 1808-1809, and includes a receipt for his 1808-1809 session fee; an 1809 copy of Benjamin Rush's...
Dates: 1808 - 1827

Edward L. Bauer papers

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Identifier: MSS 2/319
Scope and Contents Organized into four series: I. Manuscripts, 1940 & 1955. II. Typescripts, 1921-1941. III. Galley proof[n.d.] IV. Reprints, 1920-1945.The collection contains manuscripts, 1940 & 1955, typescripts, 1921-1941, a galley proof, [n.d.], and reprints, 1920-1945, documenting Dr. Edward L. Bauer’s career with the Department of Health of the City of Philadelphia. The collection also contains a few items post-dating Dr. Bauer’s employment at the Department of Health. Series 1 consists...
Dates: 1920 - 1955

Isaac Hiester letter to Samuel Jackson

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Identifier: MSS 2/143
Scope and Contents Hiester recalls experience as student sent by Caspar Wistar to Germantown to report on outbreak of yellow fever among several families there, circa 1805. Letter describes physical situation of Germantown and location of houses of infected families.
Dates: 1821-08-24

Jacques Lamarque notes on the lectures of Jacques Lazerme

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Identifier: MSS 2/088
Scope and Contents Volume of student notes taken in Latin by Jacques Lamarque on lectures of Jacques Lazerme at Montpellier, France, 1729. Contents include descriptions and treatment of internal diseases, such as mania and epilepsy, then diseases of eye, ear, nose, mouth and teeth, chest, abdomen, fevers, diseases of women, diseases of infants, and venereal diseases. Section on venereal diseases may be based on either lectures of Jean Astruc or Astruc’s teachings as related by Lazerme.Entitled...
Dates: 1729

Joseph Hartshorne letter to Nicholas Chervin

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Identifier: MSS 2/038-02
Scope and Contents Chervin, 10 May 1821, requests Hartshorne to relate his experiences and opinion concerning the contagiousness of yellow fever. Hartshorne replies, 22 May 1821, that he can find no evidence for contagiousness and theorizes that yellow fever is tied to excessive summer heat in Philadelphia and mentions his trip to Batavia (1806-1807) where the disease is less violent due to sea breezes. Hartshorne then describes the outbreak of yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1820 and the evacuation of the Water...
Dates: 1821