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Harry Flickwir Baxter account book and casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/322
Scope and Contents The collection contains an account book, 1866-1872, and a casebook, 1864-1871, documenting the medical practice of Philadelphia, Pa. physician Harry Flickwir Baxter, 1844-1901. Items found interleaved in the casebook were removed and placed in folders. Series 1 contains the account book, 1866-1872. All accounts are listed under an individual, and the volume has a name index. The account book lists the patient, his or her address, services rendered and their cost, and payments made. The service...
Dates: 1864 - 1872

Henry Pleasants daybooks

Identifier: MSS 2/270
Scope and Contents Ledgers of accounts from medical practice of Henry Pleasants in Hamiltonville [West Philadelphia], Pa., 1835-1858. Lists reason for visit and fee charged.
Dates: 1835 - 1858

James Tyson papers

Identifier: MSS 442
Overview James Tyson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1863, and served as acting assistant surgeon in the United States Army and resident physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital. Later he served as professor of pathology at Penn. Tyson succeeded William Pepper as chair in the practice of medicine, a position he held until 1914. He was elected a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1866, and served as its...
Dates: circa 1873-1914; undated

Joseph G. Richardson papers

Identifier: MSS 432
Overview Joseph Gibbons Richardson was born in Philadelphia in 1836. He earned his M.D. in 1862 from the University of Pennsylvania, and later was a lecturer on pathological anatomy and professor of hygiene. Richardson is best known for his contributions to the field of medical microscopy. He died in Philadelphia in 1886.The Joseph G. Richardson papers date from 1862 to 1887, and document Richardson’s professional career as a physician in 19th-century Philadelphia, including letters to...
Dates: 1862-1887; undated

Joseph Hartshorne casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/038-01
Scope and Contents Records of Hartshorne’s practice in Philadelphia from Jan. to Mar., 1828. Each entry describes the patient’s symptoms or ailment with some background information, then lists Hartshorne’s prescription or treatment.

Index to patient names is included.
Dates: 1828

Joseph Toner manuscript on William Kent Gilbert

Identifier: MSS 2/043
Scope and Contents Manuscript in an unknown hand with pencilled emendations by J. M. Toner, [ca. 1881], describes William Kent Gilbert’s background and education, professional career and work at the Philadelphia Alms House and in private practice, and his collections of early American medical imprints, autographs, portraits, and engravings.

Published in "Report on American Medical Necrology," Transactions of the American Medical Association, vol. 32, 1881, p. 503.
Dates: 1881

Nicholas Chervin papers

Identifier: MSS 2/141
Scope and Contents This collection consists of fifty-seven responses from fifty-six Philadelphia physicians to Chervin's 1821 survey concerning each physician's experiences with and beliefs regarding the contagious nature of yellow fever.
Dates: 1821 - 1832

Records of The Philadelphia General Hospital

Identifier: MSS 6/005-07
Overview Until its closing, Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) was the oldest institution in the United States in continuous service providing hospitalized care. Established in 1729, the Hospital had a long history dedicated to the care of the medically indigent of the city. In 1834, the institution moved from Center City to Blockley Township in West Philadelphia to the area that is now between 34th Street and University Avenue. At that time, it was renamed the Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital and...
Dates: 1884 - 1941

Robley Dunglison autobiographical ana

Identifier: MSS 437
Overview Robley Dunglison was born in Keswick, England, on 4 January 1798. He attended the Royal College of Surgeons in 1818, received a license as surgeon apothecary from the Society of Apothecaries, and began practice in 1819. In 1823, he received an M.D. from the University of Erlangen. From 1823 to 1833, Dunglison was professor of medicine at the University of Virginia; from 1833 to 1836, he was professor of medicine at the University of Maryland. In 1836, he came to Philadelphia to become...
Dates: circa 1852-1862

S. Rush Ketcham casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/302
Scope and Contents Casebook, 1905-1915, of S. Rush Ketcham, documenting general medical practice in Philadelphia, Pa. Entries list patient name, address, age, medical history, diagnosis, and prescription. Includes several ophthalmological examinations and one folder of items laid in.
Dates: 1894 - 1915; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1915