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W.R. Stirling notes on the lectures of Henry McMurtrie

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Identifier: MSS 2/273
Scope and Contents These notes on Henry McMurtrie's anatomical and physiological lectures were taken by W. R. Stirling while he was a student at the Central High School of Philadelphia. The volume is marked "Vol. II" and contains notes on the muscles and digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and the nervous systems. In addition to notes, the volume contains numerous anatomical drawings.Stirling's notes reveal that McMurtrie's lectures on anatomy included information on famous anatomists and...
Dates: circa 1842

Yellow Fever Epidemic Correspondence

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Identifier: MSS 422
Overview In 1793, the yellow fever epidemic gripped Philadelphia, followed by smaller outbreaks in 1794, 1797, and 1798. Over 5,000 residents died during the first outbreak. At this time, the nation’s capital was located in Philadelphia. To avoid the “universal terror,” George Washington and Congress fled the city for the outlying suburbs. However, most residents did not have the means to re-locate. Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), a Philadelphia physician, refused to abandon the city. Rush...
Dates: 1794 - 1799

Yogaratnakara

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Identifier: MSS 421
Overview Book manuscript, written about 1750 in Pali-Sinhalese on the prepared leaves of a talipot palm. It is a copy of the famous work on Sinhalese medicine originally compiled several centuries before. The painted wooden covers and ivory medallion decorated with the sacred bo tree symbols are old, but the binding cord is modern after an early type by a native artist.Item was donated with a contemporary stylus of the type that could have been used to write the text on the palm leaves....
Dates: circa 1750

Zachary B. Friedenberg letter

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Identifier: MSS 383
Overview Born in New York City on April 12, 1915, Zachary B. Friedenberg graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1939. He served in World War II as a surgeon in the 95th Evacuation Hospital, an advanced army field hospital, in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany and participated in three D-day landings. He was honored with the European Theater Ribbon, the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque, and the American Defense Service Medal. After his...
Dates: January 1944

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University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine 37
College of Physicians of Philadelphia 34
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Library 19
University of Pennsylvania 18
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the President 17
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Jefferson Medical College 15
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the Secretary 13
Philadelphia General Hospital 13
Rush, Benjamin 12
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Committee on the Mütter Museum 10
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the Curator 10
Chapman, Nathaniel 9
Wood, George B. (George Bacon) 9
Mütter Museum 8
Mütter, Thomas D. (Thomas Dent) 8
Coxe, John Redman 7
Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine 7
Leidy, Joseph 7
Osler, William, Sir 7
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa) 7
Philadelphia College of Medicine 7
Philadelphia County Medical Society 7
Physick, Philip Syng 7
Dunglison, Robley 6
Morse, Elliott H. (Elliott How) 6
Radbill, Samuel X. 6
Carson, Joseph 5
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the Treasurer 5
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Section on Medical History 5
Fisher, Charles Perry 5
Gross, Samuel D. (Samuel David) 5
Jackson, Samuel 5
Mitchell, Silas Weir 5
United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (Board of Naval Surgeons) 5
University of Pennsylvania. Hospital 5
Bache, Franklin 4
Blockley Almshouse 4
Deaver, John B. (John Blair) 4
Fowlers and Wells’ Phrenological Cabinet 4
Gibbon, John Heysham, Jr. 4
Gibson, William 4
Girvin, John H. (John Harper) 4
McDaniel, W. B., II (Walton Brooks) 4
Medical Library Association 4
Mid-Eastern Regional Medical Library Service 4
Parrish, Joseph 4
Pathological Society of Philadelphia 4
Pepper, William 4
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 4
Santee, E. A. (Ephraim A.) 4
Stillé, Alfred 4
Sturgis, Katharine R. (Katharine Rosenbaum) 4
United States. Navy 4
Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania 4
Alms-House (Philadelphia, Pa.) 3
Ashhurst, Astley Paston Cooper 3
Bache, Thomas Hewson 3
Chapple, Charles C. 3
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Building Committee 3
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Committee on the Revision of the Pharmacopoeia 3
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the Executive Director 3
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Section on Public Health, Preventive, and Industrial Medicine 3
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Women's Committee 3
Curie, Marie 3
Da Costa, J. M. (Jacob Mendes) 3
Dorsey, John Syng 3
Hare, Robert 3
Harvard Medical School 3
Hinsdale, Guy 3
Hunter, Robert J. (Robert John) 3
James, Thomas C. (Thomas Chalkley) 3
Medical Documentation Service (Philadelphia, Pa.) 3
Meigs, Charles D. (Charles Delucena) 3
Micozzi, Marc S. 3
Mitchell, John K. (John Kearsley) 3
Muller, George P. (George Paul) 3
Neilson, Thomas R. (Thomas Rundle) 3
Pancoast, Joseph 3
Philadelphia General Hospital. School of Nursing 3
Sizer, Nelson 3
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) 3
Tyson, James 3
United States Naval Home (Philadelphia, Pa.) 3
Wallace, Ellerslie 3
Wistar, Caspar 3
Wood, Francis C. (Francis Clark) 3
Abbe, Robert 2
American Association for the History of Medicine 2
American Gynecological Society 2
American Medical Society 2
American Surgical Association 2
Ashhurst, John, Jr. 2
Barton, Benjamin Smith 2
Batson, Oscar V. (Oscar Vivian) 2
Bellevue Hospital 2
Biddle, John B. (John Barclay) 2
Bigelow, Jacob 2
Blumstein, George I. (George Isaac) 2
Bonnem, Shirley 2
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