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Benjamin Rush papers

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

Bill to Samuel Meredith for Philip Syng Physick’s consultation with Benjamin Rush

Identifier: MSS 2/140
Scope and Contents Receipted bill to Samuel Meredith for Philip Syng Physick’s consultation with Benjamin Rush, Sept. 1795, and operation and advice, Jan.-Feb. 1796. Bill bears autograph signature of Philip Syng Physick, 2 Jan. 1797.
Dates: 1797-01-02

Collection of Italian medical documents

Identifier: MSS 406
Content Description The collection of Italian medical documents includes 5 items, dating from 1618 to 1723, and are identified as two broadsides, one passport for bill of health, and two permits for transfer of goods.
Dates: 1618 - 1723

D. Heber Plank papers

Identifier: MSS 2/277-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains ten volumes of financial papers documenting the Morgantown, Pa., medical practice of D. Heber Plank, 1868-1908; there are two ledgers and two combined ledger and cash books, six daybooks, and associated financial papers.The ledgers and cash books, 1868-1908, are organized by account name and list the service performed, date, and fee charged; there are occasional notes on cases, patients, and settlement of accounts. Each volume includes an index to...
Dates: 1868 - 1908

Maud Richards collection on the Ashhurst, Eyre, and Leiper family papers

Identifier: MSS 2/073
Scope and Contents This small collection of genealogical research, photographs, printed material, and manuscript material, 1813-1964, assembled by Maud Richards, documents the history of members of the Ashhurst, Eyre, and Leiper families of Philadelphia.Series 1 contains a manuscript genealogy, compiled circa 1933, with information on the Eyre, Connolly, Little, and Ashhurst families. Many original manuscript items, chiefly receipts, payment orders, and signature cuttings, have been inserted...
Dates: 1813 - 1964

Records of the autopsy of Chang and Eng Bunker

Identifier: CPP 10/007-06
Scope and Contents Letters, minutes, contracts, and receipts for payment, 1874-1875, associated with autopsy of Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker. Autopsy begun on 1 Feb. 1874 at Bunker home in Mt. Airy, N.C., and completed in Mütter Museum of College of Physicians of Philadelphia later in Feb. 1874. Letters and minutes concern transport of bodies and arrangements for College of Physicians to oversee conclusion of autopsy. Contracts and receipts are for photographs, casts, and anatomical drawings, and supplies...
Dates: 1874 - 1875

Records of the National Convention for Revising the Pharmacopoeia

Identifier: MSS 3/001
Scope and Contents The records of the National Convention for Revising the Pharmacopoeia cover the fourth meeting (1850) and the fifth meeting (1860).The records of the fourth meeting documents the labors and progress of the Committee of Revision and Publication from 1850 to 1855. Included are the committee's minute books; records of the distribution of the Pharmacopoeia; a draft report on the committee's work sent by George Bacon Wood to Harvey Lindsly, the secretary of the National Convention,...
Dates: 1850-1855; 1858-1864

Records of the Pathological Society of Philadelphia

Identifier: MSS 3/003-01
Scope and Contents Receipted bills, 1857-1867, for purchases and services, including chairs, printing, wages of curator and attendant, and rent of room at Pennsylvania Hospital. Bills include holograph signatures of officers, including J. M. Da Costa, Samuel D. Gross, Edward Hartshorne, S. Weir Mitchell, John H. Packard, William Pepper, and Alfred Stillé.
Dates: 1857 - 1867