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Dixon family papers

Identifier: MSS 382
Overview Edward H. Dixon (1808-1880) was a New York City surgeon. Dixon earned his M.D. from Rutgers Medical College in 1829 or 1830, and then studied material medica, theory and practice, and therapeutics under Dr. John Francis; and surgery under Dr. Alexander Mott. Afterwards, Dixon accepted positions at the Deaf and Dumb Asylum and House of Refuge. Later, he opened his own practice as a consulting surgeon, as well as a private surgical hospital.He married his wife, Sarah S. Hart, in...
Dates: 1842 - 1893

Gamaliel Bradford daybook

Identifier: MSS 2/225
Scope and Contents Chronological record of Gamaliel Bradford’s medical practice, 1819 Sept. 12-1822 Dec. 31 (gap, 1821 Mar. 11-Aug. 1) in Boston, 1819-1820, and Cambridge, Mass., 1820-1822. Entries list patient attended, reason for visit or procedure, and fee charged with notes on settlement of the account. Includes monthly summary of accounts. Includes occasional notes from Gamaliel Bradford, including one, dated July 1821, where he specifies accounts which, in the event of his death, are not to be pursued by...
Dates: 1819 - 1826

George Bacon Wood poetry

Identifier: MSS 2/039-02
Scope and Contents The collection contains a small assortment of George B. Wood's poetry, 1820-1849. Folder 1 contains a fragmentary commonplace book with two lengthy undated poems, one untitled, the other, "The triumph of Morpheus" (pp. 19-30). The volume also contains nine geometrical theorems (pp. 119126) based on Wood's studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1814.Folder 2 contains seven poems on friendship, 1820-1831, originally written in albums of several individuals; Wood's...
Dates: 1820 - 1849

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?]...
Dates: 1817 - 1860

Juliet Coates Walton commonplace book

Identifier: MSS 2/106
Scope and Contents Commonplace book, 1848-1883, containing medicinal and household recipes, poetry, and quotations. Several printed items laid in.
Dates: 1848 - 1883

Oliver Wendell Holmes lines on the presentation of his portrait

Identifier: MSS 417
Overview Oliver Wendell Holmes was an American physician, poet, and humorist notable for his medical research and teaching, and as the author of the “Breakfast-Table” series of essays. He was born in 1809 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and died in 1984. He received his M.D. in 1836 from Harvard Medical School. His most well-known essay was the controversial "The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever" (1843). In 1886, he received honorary degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh Universities. He was...
Dates: 1892

Silas Weir Mitchell papers

Identifier: MSS 2/241-03
Scope and Contents note The S. Weir Mitchell Papers, spanning 1788 to 1949, contain Mitchell's correspondence, travel journals, diaries, literary notebooks, and manuscripts of his speeches, poems, and unpublished autobiography. The bulk of the collection concerns Mitchell's family life and literary career, but also present is material pertaining to Mitchell as a physician, such as correspondence with his British and American colleagues and records of his studies of patients with nerve injuries. The collection also...
Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1850-1928; Bulk, 1850-1928 1788-1949

Wistar family papers

Identifier: MSS 2/125
Scope and Contents This small collection contains personal letters, 1827-1859, one from Caspar Wistar, the others received by him from family members, and two undated poems. The undated letter from Wistar to [Caspar?] Morris describes the concern Wistar feels for his brother's failing eyesight, while the letter from S. M. Waln to Wistar, 10 January 1859, relates the efforts made to locate Wistar's son, Caspar, who disappeared in Australia in 1859. The collection also includes three letters,...
Dates: 1827 - 1859